So you are charged with a misdemeanor and your attorney told you there is a pre-trial hearing coming up? Does the arrested officer testify at such a hearing? Will the judge read the police report? Are jurors going to hear you testify? Why does the judge set such hearings? What is their purpose? Click on the attached article to read answers to these questions: http://www.greghillassociates.com/lawyer-attorney-2013063.html.