stand/face trial

idiom

: to be put in a situation in which evidence is presented in a court to a judge and often a jury to decide if one is guilty of a crime
She will stand/face trial for murder.

Examples of stand/face trial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His co-defendant Jones, who also faces vehicular homicide and other charges, will face trial on June 26. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 2 June 2023 Peru's government has agreed to send van der Sloot to the U.S. on a temporary basis to face trial, in part because witnesses connected to the 2010 extortion case would significantly age by the time his sentence expires. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 14 May 2023 Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot will face trial for alleged extortion and wire fraud, charges that stem from the Holloway case, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 11 May 2023 Rhodes and his co-defendants were the first accused of seditious conspiracy in the Capitol breach and the first to face trial and be convicted on any conspiracy charge in the massive Jan. 6 investigation, which has resulted in more than 1,000 arrests and more than 650 convictions so far. Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, 8 May 2023 The parents of a teenager who killed four students at a Michigan high school can face trial for involuntary manslaughter, the state appeals court said Thursday in a groundbreaking case of criminal responsibility for the acts of a child. CBS News, 23 Mar. 2023 Gretchen Whitmer's husband, Marc Mallory, retired early from dentistry due to threats Higgins had been scheduled to face trial later this year in Antrim County, where Whitmer’s vacation home is located. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 15 Mar. 2023 The 30-year-old entrepreneur has pleaded not guilty and is due to face trial in October. Bob Van Voris, Fortune, 23 Feb. 2023 At the end of his preliminary hearing — which could run longer than two weeks — Judge Dwayne Moring will determine if there is enough evidence to order Millete to face trial. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Jan. 2023

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“Stand/face trial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stand%2Fface%20trial. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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