The District Attorney’s Office announces the conclusion of the Preliminary Hearing in People v Akins, Fort, Ivory, Brito, and Love – the former Cal Poly football players charged with the attempted armed robbery at a fraternity house and related crimes. The incident occurred on August 10, 2014.
A Preliminary Hearing is sometimes called a “probable cause” hearing, because a judge hears testimony and determines whether there is “probable cause” to believe a felony has been committed, and if so, whether the charged defendant(s) committed that felony. If the judge makes that finding, the defendant is “held to answer” and the case may proceed to arraignment and possible trial.
On Thursday 1/15/15 Judge Donald G. Umhofer heRead More »