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What is a Motion to Suppress?

A Motion to Suppress is a formal, written request to a judge to exclude or suppress certain evidence from trial. The most common reason for filing a Motion to Suppress is because law enforcement violated a client's constitutional or statutory right. The three most common constitutional violations that lead to the filing of a Motion to Suppress are: (1) the police failed to read Miranda warnings before custodial questioning, (2) the police searched a house or vehicle without a warrant, and (3) the police improperly stopped a motorist. (The process of a Motion to Suppress is explained in a separate blog.)

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, and you believe that your rights were violated, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. If your rights were violated by law enforcement it may lead to a reduction in the consequences or even a dismissal of your case.

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