preventive detentionpreventive detention
- The detention in jail, prior and during criminal trial, of a defendant deemed too dangerous for release.
- Imprisonment without trial of a person identified by authorities as a danger to society.
preventive detention - Legal Definition
A confinement of an accused person pending trial, under terms of a statute authorizing denial of bail to defendants charged with having committed certain offenses and/or are considered to be a danger to themselves or to the public at large.