Fact Finding Hearing Law and Legal Definition
Fact Finding Hearing is a formal trial in the presence of a judge, commissioner, or master. In such a hearing, witnesses may be present to testify, to determine if the allegations are true.
The following is an example of a state statute (New York) defining the term:
According to NY CLS Family Ct Act § 301.2, "Fact-finding hearing" means a hearing to determine whether the respondent or respondents committed the crime or crimes alleged in the petition or petitions.
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Related Legal Terms
- Accessory After the Fact
- Accessory Before The Fact
- Accord and Satisfaction
- Account Receivable Factoring
- Acquittal in Fact
- Actio in Factum
- Actus Me Invite Factus Non Est Meus Actus
- Ad Quaestiones Facti Non Respondent Judices; Ad Quaestione Legis Non Respondent Juratores
- Ademption by Satisfaction
- Adjudicative Fact