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
References in classic literature ?
"I have followed him for a long time to take him back to stand trial for the killing of his superior officer."
"But what good would that do you when you came to stand trial?" asked Harper.
A defendant who had been declared incompetent to stand trial can be medicated to achieve competency; the medication was unlikely to have side effects that would undermine the defendant's ability to receive a fair trial.
Police charged Ryan Preston with his murder and the 27-year-old, of Hermitage Road, Wyken, is due to stand trial in January next year having denied the charge.
Meanwhile, five other suspects will stand trial in connection with four cases of allegedly vandalising election billboards and defaming candidates.
Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe is fit to stand trial in the Monica Kimani murder case, her lawyer Katwa Kigen has said.
Shotts teenager set to stand trial A Shotts teenager is set to stand trial in the NewYear after being accused of assaulting a man at a train station in August.
High-profile prisonerCharles Bronsonis to stand trial accused of assaulting a man in prison.
Both men will stand trial at Newcastle Crown Court in July.
A COUPLE arrested after a man was found stabbed to death in a back garden will stand trial this summer.
An Airdrie man is due to stand trial accused of assaulting a woman at her home.
A MAN is due to stand trial accused of being the owner of a dog that was dangerously out of control and caused injury.
The charges he will stand trial to relate to 11 complainants and are alleged to have happened in the 1970s and 1980s, when the alleged victims were boys aged between eight and 15.
The charges he will stand trial for relate to 11 complainants aged between eight and 15 and are alleged to have happened in the 70s and 80s.