change of venue

Definition of "change of venue"
  1. The process under U.S. law, specifically Title 28 Section 1404, where a case is moved from the court where it was originally filed to another court. This other court should be one where the case could have also been filed originally, and the move should make it easier for all involved parties and witnesses, as well as better serving justice
How to use "change of venue" in a sentence
  1. Due to the heavy publicity of the case in the local town, the defense attorney requested a change of venue.
  2. The judge granted a change of venue to ensure a fair trial as the case was highly publicized in the original location.
  3. A change of venue was sought after it was discovered most of the witnesses resided in a different district.

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