collateral proceeding

Definition of "collateral proceeding"
  1. A process that relates to an order, motion, petition, or writ derived from, or sought in relation to, a primary legal process like a trial
How to use "collateral proceeding" in a sentence
  1. The attorney filed a collateral proceeding to challenge the validity of evidence presented in the primary case.
  2. A collateral proceeding was initiated to appeal the sentencing decision of the original trial.
  3. The defense sought a collateral proceeding to obtain a delay in the execution of the judgement.

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