Can I, or family member be present during my probable cause hearing? If indicted what does this mean?
From what I can gather, it seems you did not waive probable cause. You most likely wont get a probable cause hearing, the State will or I assume did, dismiss the charges. Once the grand jury indicts you, you will be re-arrested and have to bond out again. You need a lawyer.
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An indictment is the formal method of charging you with a crime. You will be at your probable cause hearing if there is one. You should probably be more concerned with getting an attorney. Best of luck!
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If your case arose out of Charlotte, chances are you were appointed an attorney at the time of your first appearance (within 24 to 48 hours of your arrest) unless you waived counsel and indicated that you were going to retain your own counsel. It is extremely unusual to be arrested on the serious felonies you have been charged with and that no attorney had being appointed for you for two plus weeks.
When you say "bond denied', what do you mean? Did you mean that your bonds were not unsecured? You are entitled to bonds on each of those charges.
Moreover, within two (2) weeks of your arrest, you should have had a bond hearing. If you didn't have one and remain incarcerated, it means that you were indicted by the grand jury before your probable cause hearing date. However, since you are writing and using the term "I", I assume that you are out of custody and that your cases were very likely dismissed or that your bonds were unsecured.
Assuming that you have not been indicted by the grand jury, on your probable cause date, there usually is no hearing. Several things could happen: (1) the District attorney’s Office could dismiss your cases outright; (2) They could offer you a plea to a lesser charge or reduce the charge and send the case to district court; (3) they could ask you to waive probable case and the cases will be sent to superior court; (4) the cases could be dismissed to the grand jury, which means that if you are incarcerated, you will be able to get out of jail as the bonds will drop off the cases dismissed to the grand jury.
Rarely is there a full blown probable cause hearing as is seen on TV.
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