Wade hearing

Definition of "Wade hearing"
  1. A court proceeding in a criminal case to assess whether the identification evidence of the accused, like a lineup identification, is biased due to improper processes, which could render it inadmissible
How to use "Wade hearing" in a sentence
  1. The judge scheduled a Wade hearing to ascertain the validity of the witness's representation of the suspect.
  2. Due to potential biased identification, the defense attorney requested a Wade hearing before the trial.
  3. At the Wade hearing, the prosecution had to prove that the identification procedures used were not unfairly suggestive.

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