- A proceeding that is carried out in a just manner, follows due process, and offers the defendant adequate time to get ready. It includes the privilege to have an attorney, put forward evidence, question opposing witnesses, and frequently the right to a jury
- To ensure justice, the court ensured a fair hearing was provided to the accused.
- In lieu of a fair hearing, the defendant had a reasonable chance to prepare and present his evidence.
- The prosecutor requested a fair hearing to allow the opportunity to cross-examine the adverse witnesses.