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What is the difference between Hearing and Trial?

Asked by Demi , Last updated: Oct 15, 2020

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G. Tanaka

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G. Tanaka
G. Tanaka, Dentist, MDS, Liverpool

Answered Oct 15, 2020

A trial is a formal court proceeding where a jury and a judge listens to the facts and information given by both parties who are at dispute and decides on the verdict. This scenario is a formal setting where whoever is granted authority among the court will be the ones to determine the fate or the outcome. Trials are often long and tedious for all involved.

On the other hand, a hearing is a legal procedure that occurs in a law court in front of a judge. It is not as formal as a trial. It also permits the two opposing parties to share or divulge their side of the story. A hearing may also require testimonies by various witnesses to help the judge come to their ruling. The purpose of a hearing, quite often, is to avoid a lengthy trial.

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M. Kennedy

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M. Kennedy
M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered Sep 16, 2020

In the legal system, a trial and a hearing are different even though they have similar features
hearing is a procedure before the court or any decision-making body or higher authority. Hearing is conducted in an oral way to see if the issues can be resolved without a trial. The hearing also helps to see and decide on discreet issues like admissibility of the evidence to determine the proceedings of the trial. The hearing also comes in types.

A trial happens when the parties in dispute come together to present their evidentiary information before a court or authority.

Trials are usually held before a group of members, it is called the trial a jury, and also, if the trial is before The judge, it is called the bench trial. Bench trials are often resolved rapidly.

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D. Peter

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D. Peter, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), Mexico

Answered Jun 16, 2020

Hearing and trial are both courtroom proceedings. A trial is a formal law court proceeding where a jury or judge listens to the evidence and facts presented by each party, with the help of legal counsel, and both parties are in conflict with each other, and the jury decides upon the verdict. A trial is a formal setting. A hearing is a legal procedure which takes place in a court of law, and in front of a judge. It is less formal compared to a trial.

The conflicting parties present through speaking of the facts of the incident or dispute. A hearing may also involve testimonies by witnesses to encourage the judge to make the final determination.

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