LOL....you really need to read more carefully. You are in such a rush to try to engage in your knee-jerk reactionism that you aren't comprehending the post you are responding to. Sorry....but major fail on your part here.
I never once tried to say that they are the same thing. Again....read carefully.....I am talking about the STANDARD OF PROOF. The STANDARD OF PROOF is the level of proof necessary to "bind someone over for trial" in a preliminary hearing or to issue an indictment in a grand jury proceeding. A District Attorney can choose to go by way of Grand Jury or Preliminary hearing. The STANDARD OF PROOF is the same in each instance.
Never said that watching a preliminary hearing is going to inform someone of the grand jury process. Again.....read carefully..... What I said is that the STANDARD OF PROOF, i.e. Probable Cause is the same in each. A person CAN watch a preliminary hearing and CAN observe what a trial judge deems PROBABLE CAUSE to bind someone over for trial at the end of a preliminary hearing. The point being.....people can understand just how low the STANDARD OF PROOF for probable cause is.
Again....never said that the defendant's lawyer isn't present at a preliminary hearing....read carefully before responding.
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