Legal Word of the Month June 2022

Habeas corpus In Latin, this translates to “you shall have the body”. It is a court order, often directed to the public authorities, to bring a detained person before the court for a hearing to determine the legality of the person’s detention.

It prevents public authorities from detaining individuals without legitimate reasons.

Example: Out of necessity, the Judge dismissed the defendant’s case due to his writ of habeas corpus.

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