a hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to justify sending the case to trial
a hearing where a judge decides whether there is enough evidence to send the case to trial
A hearing to determine whether or not there is enough evidence against the accused to justify holding a trial. Pre-sentence report A description of the offender’s background and personal situation, prepared by a probation officer. The judge may request it to help decide an appropriate sentence. Probation A sentence given to a person convicted of an offence that requires the person to obey certain conditions. It does not require the person to pay a fine or spend time in jail. Prosecute To conduct legal proceedings against a person charged with a criminal offence. Psychiatric assessment A description of the accused’s state of mind, prepared by a mental health professional. The judge considers it when deciding if the accused can stand trial.
An investigation and study conducted by the probation department upon receiving a referral to determine whether further action should be taken.
a hearing before a Provincial Court Judge to decide whether there is sufficient evidence for the accused to go to trial; a preliminary inquiry only takes place where the accused is charged with an indictable offence and chooses to be tried by a judge or judge and jury of the superior trial court;
An inquiry that is made by a judge with a view to satisfying himself/herself as to whether or not there is sufficient evidence for an accused to be committed to stand trial in a higher court.
A court hearing to decide if there is sufficient evidence to go to trial.