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Within some criminal justice systems, a preliminary hearing, preliminary examination, .... Retrieved 15 September 2017. ^ Jump up to: "Steps In a Criminal Case".

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The process is quite similar here, except that there is the additional step of the preliminary hearing as an additional safeguard warranted by the more serious ...

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Once the defendant has entered a plea of not guilty, a preliminary hearing will often ... The preliminary hearing is like a mini-trial. ... CRIMINAL JUSTICE STEPS.

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Criminal prosecutions typically begin with an arraignment. In some jurisdictions, or in certain kinds of cases, a "preliminary hearing" may be held. Preliminary ...

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The various steps in the Criminal Process are as follows: ... Preliminary Hearing: Preliminary Hearings are held in all felony offenses to review probable cause.

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In misdemeanor cases, the defendant is asked to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty or no contest. In felony cases, a date is set for a preliminary hearing.

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Stages Of A Criminal Case Preliminary Hearing. Call (888) 519-6013 to speak with a criminal defense attorney. The preliminary hearing is a step in the criminal  ...

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Shortly after arraignment, the court must conduct a proceeding—a preliminary hearing or a grand jury proceeding—where the state is required to present ...

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A "prelim" tests the prosecutor's decision to bring the case. It is not a trial.