compulsory process

noun

: process served on witnesses to compel their testimony for the defense at trial

Note: A criminal defendant has a constitutional right to compulsory process.

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“Compulsory process.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/compulsory%20process. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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