What is a Dunaway Hearing?


Court Help defines a Dunaway Hearing thus: The Court must decide whether the police had enough probable cause to make an arrest. Dunaway hearings are always held at the same time as a Mapp, Huntley, or Wade hearing 

Dunaway v NY 442 US 200 (1979).

See Criminal Procedure Law 140.05 Arrest Without a warrant; in general

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