An informal, quasi-judicial hearing held after a parolee has been arrested pursuant to a Commission warrant to determine whether there is probable cause to believe that violations of parole have occurred.
Legal proceedings, preliminary to a trial, during which evidence is heard so that the facts of a case may be established. See pretrial proceedings.
held to determine if there is sufficient evidence to hold a trial.
Synonymous with "preliminary examination." The court hearing given a person charged with a crime to determine whether he or she should be released or jailed
A hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to go to trial. This is the first hearing when witnesses may have to testify.