stand trial


: to be on trial in a court of law

Examples of stand trial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the country’s most notorious gang leaders, Joly was taken out of Haiti by U.S. authorities in May 2022 to stand trial in a Washington federal courtroom on more than four dozen weapons-smuggling charges. Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, 18 June 2024 Hunter pleaded not guilty to all counts and is scheduled to stand trial in Los Angeles in September. Kyler Alvord, Peoplemag, 11 June 2024 Young Thug was one of six defendants set to stand trial. Zoe Guy, Vulture, 11 June 2024 The ruling increases the likelihood that Baldwin will stand trial this summer. Jessica Wang,, 24 May 2024 He has been deemed incompetent to stand trial and ordered to a mental health facility, but authorities say there is not space anywhere to send him. Cody Copeland, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 21 May 2024 California Moorpark man to stand trial for allegedly bludgeoning to death pro-Israeli counterprotester Paul Kessler May 15, 2024 Aerial video of the arrest on KABC-TV Channel 7 showed a SWAT team boxing in a silver pickup truck. Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 In July 2021, Scott was initially ruled mentally unfit to stand trial by a Jackson County judge. Ilana Arougheti, Kansas City Star, 6 June 2024 He was conditionally released from jail on the charges and found to be mentally incompetent to stand trial in June 2021. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, 17 May 2024

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“Stand trial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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