probable cause hearing

Definition of "probable cause hearing"
  1. A preparatory legal proceeding where the merits of a case are reviewed to determine the basis for proceeding further
How to use "probable cause hearing" in a sentence
  1. The judge scheduled a probable cause hearing to examine the evidence presented by the police.
  2. In the probable cause hearing, the defense argued that there was no enough evidence for the case to proceed.
  3. After the probable cause hearing, the charges against the accused were dismissed due to lack of sufficient evidence.

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