Probable Cause Conference in Michigan District Court
"The Probable Cause Conference (PCC) is the first opportunity for your experienced criminal defense attorney to begin negotiations with the District Attorney or Prosecutor."
All felonies begin within a District Court in the State of Michigan. The Probable Cause Conference (PCC) is the first opportunity for your experienced criminal defense attorney to begin negotiations with the District Attorney or Prosecutor. A PCC hearing is conducted before a District Court Judge and must be scheduled within 14 days of the arraignment. MCL 766.4 provides a roadmap for the Probable Cause phase of a felony in District Court.
At a Probable Cause Conference, the accused’s criminal defense attorney and the District Attorney speak on numerous different subjects. The main ones being:
Possible plea agreements
Bail or bond compliance and petitioning for a bond modification if the defendant has not posted bail because of the high dollar amount set by the Magistrate.
Discussions regarding procedural aspects of the case and evidence to be admitted at the Preliminary Examination.
The Probable Cause Conference is best described as a hearing before the Preliminary Examination. (Link to Preliminary Examination page)
If you or someone you know is accused of felony, there will be a Probable Cause Conference that will require the best criminal representation. DeMatteis and Ricciardello, PLLC has provided quality criminal representation on defendant’s behalf at a Probable Cause Conference countless times. If you have an upcoming Probable Cause Conference do not wait, you need an experienced Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne County criminal defense attorney in your corner.
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