Legal Glossary: Preliminary Hearing


These exist in felony cases only. A preliminary hearing is a smaller hearing than a trial but both sides put their case on, interview and cross examine witnesses, review evidence. However the standard of evidence is very low (i.e., there is a low bar to winning a preliminary hearing). In a felony case, preliminary hearings signal the end of the first portion of the case.

Questions about a Preliminary Hearing? Please contact us so we can help!

Name (required)

Phone (required)

Email (required)

Preferred Office Location