Versatile Motions – circumstantially applicable pretrial, midtrial, & posttrial:

Brady motion – a criminal defendant’s request that a court order the prosecution to turn over evidence favorable to the defendant when the evidence is relevant to the defendant’s guilt or punishment. Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S., 83 S.

motion to dismiss – due to settlement, voluntary withdrawal, or one of several procedural defects

motion to quash – request the court nullify process or an act instituted by the other party or previous court decision (i.e. nullify a warrant or subpoena)

omnibus motion – to request multiple forms of relief

motion to divide the question – to break a long or complex motion, usually one covering more than one subject, into shorter motions to be considered independently

motion to remand – in a case that has been removed from state court to federal court, a party’s request that the federal court return the case to state court, usually because the federal court lacks jurisdiction or because the procedures for removal were not properly followed

motion to withdraw – attorney’s request for a court’s permission to cease representing a client.


All Types of Motions

All Writs

All Orders

Rules of Procedure

Intro to Law

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