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All About Preliminary Hearings or "Prelims"
Preliminary hearings, often referred to as "prelims," require the prosecutor to show enough credible evidence to a judge to convince that judge to send the case on to trial.
The Difference Between a Preliminary Hearing and a Trial
The preliminary hearing tests the prosecutor's decision to bring the case and serves to protect individuals from unfounded criminal charges.
Winning at a Preliminary Hearing
Most of the time, prosecutor's win prelims. Careful prosecutors don't bring cases that might not stand up to the judge's scrutiny.
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When Does It Make Sense to Waive the Preliminary Hearing?
When does it make sense to waive the preliminary hearing?