What Motions Are Available In Criminal Cases?

Many different motions are available for criminal defendants. Some possible motions in criminal cases include:

  • Motions for pretrial release
  • Motions for continuance
  • Motions to compel discovery
  • Motions to suppress illegally obtained confessions or items (like drugs, etc).

Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.190 covers most of the common motions and their requirements, and additional authority for motions is found in Rules 3.131 and 3.132 (pretrial release and detention) and Rule 3.220 (discovery).

Note that not every case is factually driven such that a motion to suppress, or any other motion for that matter, can be filed. However, a creative attorney can find issues that merit motion practice. At Bodiford Law, P.A., we have the experience and expertise to determine what motions may be possible in a given case.

Discuss What Motions May Be Available In Your Case

If you have a pending criminal matter, contact Bodiford Law, P.A., to discuss what motions may be available to help you in your case. Call our Tallahassee firm at 850-222-4529 (for existing clients) and 850-583-7381 (for new clients) or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer.