Evidentiary Hearing Law and Legal Definition

An evidentiary hearing is a formal examination of charges by the receiving of testimony from interested persons, irrespective of whether oaths are administered, and receiving evidence in support or in defense of specific charges which may have been made. Where an evidentiary hearing is held, the parties are entitled to know the charges and claims involved, have a right to meet such charges or claims by competent evidence, and the right to be heard by counsel upon the force of evidence put forth and upon the applicable law.