What is Motion?

A motion, a formal written application filed in court by an attorney or party to a case, is a versatile tool that can request a diverse range of relief or orders.

The scope of a motion is wide and varied, including, but not limited to, the suppression of evidence, a change of venue, or the dismissal of charges, depending on the circumstances of the case.

Once a motion is filed, the opposing party has a chance to respond in writing or during a hearing, where the judge will make a decision on the motion based on the arguments presented and the applicable law.

The judge may grant or deny the motion, depending on the facts and circumstances presented in the case.

Motions are indispensable to attorneys, as they can be submitted at any stage of the legal process, from pretrial to post-conviction, and can help protect the rights and interests of their clients.

By strategically and skillfully presenting motions, attorneys can advocate for their clients and improve their chances of obtaining favorable outcomes in legal proceedings.