HelloCustomer Sorry to hear about your boyfriend.
In most jurisdictions, preliminary hearings are used before a person is indicted to ensure that the state had probable cause
to arrest him. It is to ensure that no mistakes were made in the arrest (for instance, if he were a tenant on the lease of that apartment, then being in the apartment could not be home invasion . . . that kind of issue can be addressed).
Mostly it is a narrative by the police to the judge regarding what evidence he found during his investigation
that leads him to believe your boyfriend committed the crime.
More often than not, he will be held over for indictment, with the possibility of a bond reduction if his attorney requests one (sometimes the judge will hear a motion for bond reduction at time of hearing, because everyone is already in the same place to have it).
I suggest he gets an attorney, or applies for a public defender if he cannot afford one. And also tell him not to speak to anyone at the jail, and not even speak to you about his case. It can only hurt him to talk to anyone but his attorney at this point!
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