What Is an Adult Disposition Hearing?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 9, 2020 10:57:42 AM ET
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According to Legal Match, an adult disposition hearing is when a judge in a criminal case determines the punishment for the guilty party if he is convicted in the hearing or a court. The process usually only happens in juvenile court cases, but it happens in adult court cases as well. It is similar to the sentencing section of most court cases.