WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION?
> Preliminary investigation is merely inquisitorial and it is often the only means of discovering whether the offense has been committed and the persons responsible for it to enable the fiscal
to prepare his complaint or information
> It is not a trial on the merits and has no purpose BUT to determine whether there is probable cause to believe that an offense has been committed and that the accused is probably
guilty of it
> It doesn't place the accused in double jeopardy