When I was informed that there was a plot against the man, I sent him to you right away. I also ordered his accusers to state their case against him in your presence.
he said, "I will give you a hearing whenever your accusers get here too." And he ordered that he be kept under guard in Herod's palace.
"Therefore," he said, "let the men of authority among you go down with me and accuse him, if there is any wrong in this man."
When I was in Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews presented their case and asked for a judgment against him.
I answered them that it's not the Romans' custom to give any man up before the accused confronts the accusers face to face and has an opportunity to give a defense concerning the charge.