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noun show·up \ˈshō-ˌəp\

Legal Definition of showup

  1. :  a presentation of a criminal defendant or arrestee individually to a witness for identification — compare lineup

Additional Notes on showup

A showup identification may withstand a due process challenge when there is an emergency situation, when the presentation is accidental, or when otherwise the totality of the circumstances render it justifiable.

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a brief usually trivial fact

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