The accused has been Arrested, and Arraigned; the Preliminary Examination is the next step in criminal proceedings. This is a basic explanation of Preliminary Hearings, what they are, and why they... more
What Happens at the Preliminary Hearing:
The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to allow a magisterial district judge to determine whether the government can demonstrate a prima facie case against... more
Written by attorney Paul Adras, almost 3 years ago.
In Nevada, if a defendant is charged with either a gross misdemeanor or a felony, the court will schedule the matter for a preliminary hearing in the county's justice court facility. Following the... more
The Right to a Preliminary HearingThe right to a preliminary hearing is one of several important rights a Defendant has prior to trial. If the charge is considered a felony, and therefore cannot be... more
What is a Preliminary Hearing?In Maryland, a preliminary hearing is scheduled when a Defendant is charged with a felony crime. In Baltimore City, a preliminary hearing is set in every case where a... more