Reviewed on: September 04,2017

What exactly is a writ of habeas corpus

Asked: August 31,2017
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writ of habeas corpus is a court order to a person or agency holding someone in custody (such as a warden) to deliver the imprisoned individual to the court issuing the order and to show a valid reason for that person's detention.

If it is taking too long to get your case heard, you can use a motion the writ of habeas corpus, which in Latin literally means "we command that you produce the body", to get brought before the judge. This writ has been an instrument for safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary state action.

Accepted Answer Date Created: September 01,2017