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The Trial Before The Trial

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When is a trial not a trial? Answer: When it is a preliminary hearing.

If you are arrested on felony or Class A misdemeanor charges, you have the right to a preliminary hearing.

While misdemeanor charges are a lower offense, a conviction can lead to a jail term up to a year. When you are facing loss of liberty, fines, penalties and a criminal record, a preliminary hearing is an opportunity you cannot afford to ignore. Read More