Written by attorney W. Scott Hanken

What is a Preliminary Hearing?

In Illinois, a Defendant charged with a felony offense has a right to a preliminary hearing. The preliminary hearing is a court date at which the prosecution has the burden of presenting evidence showing that there is probable cause to believe that the Defendant has committed a felony.

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