Michigan Circuit Court Preliminary Hearing


After a defendant is bound over to Circuit Court after a Preliminary Examination, a Pre-Trial Hearing is conducted in a Michigan Circuit Court. At a Pre-Trial an experienced criminal defense attorney will have the opportunity to address issues within the case with the prosecutor. At this hearing, potential motions to exclude or suppress evidence, motions to dismiss, or other motions will be discussed between the attorneys. Further, plea negotiations will be conducted. This will include ways to prevent a felony from entering onto the defendant’s criminal record or means of preventing any jail or prison time.


Pre-Trials are an important phase of the criminal justice process that requires the best representation by an experienced criminal defense attorney in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne County. Every case is different and presents its own unique set of facts and circumstances. Having the right attorney by your side can mean all of the difference.

If you or someone you know is charged with a felony, it is important to have the best representation. By having an experienced criminal defense attorney representing you, it makes it possible to get out of from under the extremely burdensome felony litigation process. At Dematteis and Ricciardello, PLLC we have the experience of creating a plan, tailored to the individual defendant to relive that burden.

We offer free telephone and in person consultations. Do not wait, call us today for your free consultation and let us begin working for you. (586) 580-8183
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