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Why do you think some defendants would waive their preliminary hearing?
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A preliminary examination can be defined as a court hearing where the prosecutor has to prove to the judge that enough evidence is available and the probable cause for the case so as to go to a trial. However, this hearing does not determine the guilt of the accused. When an individual is charged with a prominent indictable offense and has chosen to have the matter heard by a superior court, the magistrate conducts a preliminary examination which is also known as committal hearing (Dressler, 2015). Preliminary examination and grand jury relate in that none of them will be related officially to the results of the crime. Just like a grand jury, preliminary examinations are aimed at determining if there is probable cause or enough evidence to indict a defendant. Preliminary examination usually applies to the individual rights which are within criminal justice system since it tries to make sure that the individual who is going to trial would be potentially guilty (Dressler, 2015).
Dressler, J. (2015). A preliminary examination in criminal justice. New York: Springer.