I have heard of a preliminary hearing but not a pre-preliminary. Is this
where discovery takes place? Is all the evidence suppose to be given to each
sides at the end of pre-preliminary hearing or on the arraignment day in a
if there is a plea bargain offer, whats the earliest and latest a plea bargain can be offered? Before or after the pre-preliminary hearing?
Criminal Defense Attorney
Discovery should be provided before the preliminary hearing. Usually, it's handed out at the initial arraignment, but some of it may not be immediately available and turned over later. A pre-preliminary hearing (sometimes called different things in different counties) is a court date for both sides to see if the case can be resolved by a plea, if there is any outstanding discovery or if there needs to be a different court date set.
Since you're facing a felony charge (and thus a preliminary hearing), I suggest you discuss the status of your case with your attorney. For some general information about preliminary hearings, see the link below.