stand trial

stand trial

To be brought before a judge for a crime or misdeed. You're faced with some serious accusations, so yes, you're probably going to have to stand trial.
See also: stand, trial

stand trial

to be the accused person in a trial before a judge; to be on trial. He had to stand trial for perjury and obstruction of justice.
See also: stand, trial
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I have followed him for a long time to take him back to stand trial for the killing of his superior officer.
A Waukegan man charged with threatening a Lake County judge has been deemed mentally fit to stand trial.
A CONSETT man will stand trial next year accused of attempted murder.
A COVENTRY man is to stand trial accused of raping and indecently assaulting young girls in the city.
AN accountant has been cleared of fraud charges after a judge ruled he was too ill to stand trial.
A TEENAGER has pleaded not guilty to murdering a Newcastle dad and will stand trial next month.
A German appeals court ruled Tuesday that a 95-year-old former medic at the Auschwitz concentration camp is fit to stand trial, and faces at least 3,681 counts of accessory to murder, (http://news.
The partner of a man killed by a car has criticised police and prosecution delays after the driver became too ill to stand trial.
A MAN charged with murdering Surjit Singh Chhokar more than 16 years ago will be fit to stand trial, his lawyer said yesterday.
Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, Sdi Gaddafi and former spy chief Abdullah Senussi are among more than 30 officials from the ousted regime who are to stand trial on charges ranging from murder to embezzlement.
WORCESTER - A Milford man in the country illegally has been found incompetent to stand trial on charges stemming from the 2011 death of a 23-year-old Milford motorcyclist, but a judge has ordered Nicolas Dutan-Guaman's lawyer to take steps in an effort "to close the gaps in his competency deficits.
28 to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in connection with the massacres of villagers during Guatemala's civil war.
backed tribunal established to try former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia announced Thursday it has decided to release 80-year-old female defendant Ieng Thirith as early as Friday as she is too ill to stand trial.
Summary: Pope Benedict's former butler has been ordered to stand trial by a Vatican magistrate on charges of aggravated theft.
64 (2008), the California Supreme Court has ruled that trial courts may deny the right to represent themselves to defendants who fall into a "gray area" between those who are competent to stand trial and those who are competent to conduct their own trial.