Pretrial Hearings and Motions
In the criminal justice system, a case is often decided before the actual trial. Prosecutors and defense attorneys can file any number of pre-trial motions that exclude evidence or otherwise shape the proceedings. Oftentimes, the outcome of a case hinges on the results of these motions and the hearings that accompany them. This section describes some of the different types of pre-trial motions and hearings that can occur during a criminal prosecution.
Learn About Pretrial Hearings and Motions
- Pre-Trial Motions
Explanation of pre-trial motions, including a list of common arguments.
- Preliminary Hearing
Overview of preliminary hearings and what to expect during the procedure.
Pretrial Hearings and Motions Articles