Probable Cause Hearing Law and Legal Definition

Probable Cause Hearing is a hearing held in a criminal case to determine if sufficient evidence exists to prosecute an accused. This hearing is held before a judge having jurisdiction over the case. The probable cause hearing must be conducted within 60 days from the date of filing of the complaint or information in superior court. Any change to this period takes place if the accused person waives the time or the court grants an extension based on reasonable ground.