preliminary hearing

Preliminary Hearing Preparation

Before a criminal defendant attends a preliminary hearing, his or her Fresno criminal attorney develops a defense theory of why he or she should be found not guilty. During this hearing, the Fresno criminal attorney will attempt to focus this proceeding on the legal theory that will help lend to support that defense theory. Additionally, he or she may try to exclude evidence harmful to this theory. However, your Fresno criminal lawyer may decide to change this theory if the preliminary hearing indicates that it will not be successful.