Can a district judge change the charges at a preliminary hearing from a felony to a misdemeanor? 1 Answers as of March 22, 2011

Can a district judge change the charges at a preliminary hearing from a felony to a misdemeanor?

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LT Pepper Law | Luke T. Pepper
Yes if the judge feels the charges are not consistent with the facts. Happens rarely but can happen.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 3/22/2011
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