What is a Wade Hearing?


Wade Hearing: The Court must decide whether a police arranged identification of the defendant (other than inside the courtroom) should be suppressed or not allowed into evidence.

United States v. Wade 388 US 218 (1967); Criminal Procedure Law 710.70 (1) Motion to suppress evidence; orders of suppression; effects of orders and of failure to make motion

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