habeas corpus

Definition of "habeas corpus"
  1. A legal action that allows someone in custody to challenge the legality of their detention, often in instances where they're being held without charges, have been denied due process, have been granted parole, or have had probation terminated without cause
How to use "habeas corpus" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer filed a habeas corpus petition since his client was being held without charges.
  2. When his due process rights were violated, he sought relief through a writ of habeas corpus.
  3. With parole granted but not implemented, he chose to file for habeas corpus.

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