Wade hearing.Criminal law. A pretrial hearing in which the defendant contests the validity of his or her out-of-court identification. • If the court finds that the identification was tainted by unconstitutional methods, the prosecution cannot use the identification and must link the defendant to the crime by other means. United States v. Wade, 388 U.S. 218, 87 S.Ct. 1926 (1967). [Cases: Criminal Law  339.11(2). C.J.S. Criminal Law § 814.]
[Blacks Law 8th]