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

stand trial

to appear in a court of law to be judged guilty or not guilty of doing something He is scheduled to stand trial for murder this summer.
See also: stand, trial
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A WOMAN will stand trial next month accused of perverting the course of justice in connection with an arson attack which killed a sleeping man.
Originally, Edwards was found incompetent to stand trial.
Two high-ranking Los Angeles transportation engineers were ordered Friday to stand trial for allegedly gaining unauthorized access to a city computer that controls traffic lights just hours before a union protest last year.
ANTI-war protesters are to stand trial for offences relating to a takeover of a US-owned firm, a magistrate ruled yesterday.
Culture Secretary Tessa Jow-ell's estranged husband is to stand trial on corruption charges in Italy.
A huddersfield man who is the top civil servant in charge of Britian's railways will stand trial today accused of assaulting a train steward.
The defense counsel for Shoko Asahara, founder of the religious cult formerly known as AUM Shinrikyo, released parts of a psychiatrist's report Monday that said he is unable to stand trial as he is in a confused state of mind.
WOLF MAN Robert Howard could stand trial again for the murder of Arlene Arkinson if her body is found, police have revealed.
OTTAWA -- Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Irwin Cotler introduced new legislation to reform laws and procedures that govern people who are found unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder.
A mechanic has been ordered to stand trial for the alleged murder of British backpacker Peter Falconio, pictured, in the Australian outback three years ago.
United States decision overturned two previous rulings allowing Sell to be forcibly drugged in order to stand trial for sixty-three counts of fraud.
Because of screaming fits during court appearances and apparently paranoid delusions, including Sell's stated belief that he knew secrets about government culpability in the deaths at Waco, the court decided in April 1999 that Sell was not competent to stand trial.
SANTIAGO -- After refusing to show up for scheduled medical and psychological tests intended to gauge his fitness to stand trial on human rights charges, former dictator Augusto Pinochet submitted to two days of exams after a judge threatened to jail him for contempt of court.