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criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-procedure/preliminary-hearing.html

In some jurisdictions, or in certain kinds of cases, a "preliminary hearing" may be held ... hearing is an incredible opportunity to ensure that a trial never happens.

blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/2011/06/what-to-expect-at-a-preliminary-hearing.html

Jun 16, 2011 ... If you're curious about what happens during a preliminary hearing, you've come to the right place. Also known as a "trial before the trial" or a ...

goldsteinmehta.com/blog/what-happens-at-the-preliminary-hearing

Oct 13, 2017 ... What happens after a preliminary hearing if I get held ... The preliminary hearing is the first substantive hearing in the criminal justice process, ...

www.greghillassociates.com/what-happens-and-what-s-the-purpose-of-a-preliminary-hearing.html

In every felony case, a preliminary hearing is required. The hearing's purpose is to test the sufficiency of the evidence to determine whether the case merits ...

www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/law/law/preliminary-hearing

The preliminary hearing is held in open court before a judge or magistrate. After the prosecution has presented its evidence and the defense has been given a ...

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/the-difference-between-preliminary-hearing-trial.html

Preliminary hearings differ from trials in many important respects: ... When this happens, a judge (not a jury) determines the defendant's guilt or innocence based ...

www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/all-about-preliminary-hearings-or-prelims.html

Preliminary hearings are held only in cases in which a defendant pleads not guilty at the arraignment or initial appearance. But even then, whether a preliminary ...

www.justice.gov/usao/justice-101/preliminary-hearing

Once the defendant has entered a plea of not guilty, a preliminary hearing will ... within 14 days of the initial appearance if the defendant is being held in jail.

www.fremstadlaw.com/criminal-case

A lot happens in the criminal justice system before a case ever gets to the courtroom. ... In a felony case, the defendant has the right to a preliminary hearing.