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Day in Court

Definition - What does Day in Court mean?

A day in court is a person's opportunity to defend themselves or to have their issues heard by the court. It refers to when a person wants to, or is required to, have the time to engage with the legal system.

A person will know which day in court is theirs after they receive an official notice. Once the person has their day in court, the matter will be considered closed unless there is reason to reopen it at a later date by appeal.

Justipedia explains Day in Court

A day in court is essentially just a person's time that they spend in court before a judge. It is a time for the person's arguments to be heard and for their defenses to be made.

For example, a person who is accused of a crime has the opportunity to defend their actions during their day in court; this is their constitutional right.

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