Congratulations to Tyler Beach

A felony preliminary hearing is normally just a routine procedural event.  The prosecutor merely needs to show enough evidence that a crime probably occurred and the defendant probably did it.  This is not sufficient for a prosecutor to win at trial; merely to show that the prosecutor has a legitimate reason for brining a criminal charge against a specific person.  It is basically a constitutional protection trying to prevent prosecutors from prosecuting individuals due to illegitimate reasons such as race, religion and politics. 

Tyler's result was not normal.  Tyler's client was pulled over driving a stolen car and was accused of unauthorized use of a vehicle.  Tyler proved that his client borrowed the car from the car thief.  Therefore, Tyler's client had permission to drive it - from the person who stole it!  Case against our client dismissed!