Jackson-Denno hearing

Definition of "Jackson-Denno hearing"
  1. A legal procedure aimed at evaluating whether a statement made by a defendant was issued under coercion and, thus, should be ruled out as evidence
How to use "Jackson-Denno hearing" in a sentence
  1. The defense attorney moved for a Jackson-Denno hearing to assess the voluntariness of the defendant's admission.
  2. Before the trial begins, the judge will often conduct a Jackson-Denno hearing to verify the validity of the suspect's testimony.
  3. If the lawyer can prove that the defendant’s confession was forced, a Jackson-Denno hearing may disqualify it as evidence.

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