Habeas corpus is a recourse in law through which a person can report an unlawful detention or imprisonment to a court and request that the court order the  ...


OVERVIEW: Latin for "that you have the body." In the US system, federal courts can use the writ of habeas corpus to determine if a state's detention of a prisoner  ...


A petition for a writ of habeas corpus is filed by or on behalf of a person in “ custody,” a concept which has been expanded so much that it is no longer restricted ...


The writ of habeas corpus, often shortened to habeas corpus, is the requirement ... Attested as an English legal borrowing by the 1460s, habeas corpus literally ...


Habeas corpus is a procedure for challenging why a person has been imprisoned. To learn more, see FindLaw's section on Criminal Procedure.


Apr 30, 2019 ... Habeas corpus, an ancient common-law writ, issued by a court or judge directing one who holds another in custody to produce the body of the ...


Oct 17, 2007 ... Habeas corpus, or the Great Writ, is the legal procedure that keeps the government from holding you indefinitely without showing cause.


Criminal defendants who think they've been wrongfully convicted of a crime have a number of options: appeals, writs, and habeas corpus.


Writ of Habeas Corpus which literally means "you have the body" is a judicial mandate to a prison official ordering that an inmate be brought to the court.