Definitions of pretrial hearing
(CRIMINAL LAW) a court hearing before a criminal trial. Such hearings allow each side to put forward motions (=requests) to the court, complete any plea bargaining, or to set a trial date and readiness hearing.
The 22-year-old pleaded not guilty over the incident during a pretrial hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court.
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