Collateral Attack Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Collateral Attack, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Collateral Attack?

A new legal proceeding initiated to challenge judgement given in a former case in the form of a new case because of dissatisfaction of the judgment given.It is different from appeal where challenge is given to the decision made in the same case.