it is the hearing where the prosecution presents enough evidence to have your relative held over for trial on the charges. without knowing what the charges are, it is hard to say what will be presented.
your cousin's attorney may waive the hearing if there is enough evidence to charge him with the felonies. if the case is very weak, the defense attorney can cross-examine any of the prosecution witnesses but a case is rarely tossed out at the preliminary hearing.
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