What is a status hearing?

Question Details: My son was arrested 3 months ago on multiple charges stemming from aggravated assault to gun charges receiving stolen props. There has been 2 court dates both times the Commonwealth asked for continuances first time the victim was a no show second time was for further investigation. The crimes which happened two different days apparently happened last year. His next court date was cancelled and rescheduled for a status hearing. What is a status hearing?

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