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What Is a Motion in Limine? Definition, Uses and Importance.

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A motion made before a trial begins asking the court to decide whether particular evidence will be admissible. A “motion in limine” can also refer simply as an editing of what’s heard, and is most often used by parties who believe such information would prejudice their case against them (i e defendants). For instance: if you’re trying for leniency when it comes time during your criminal proceedings- make sure this does not come up.

Motions in limine may also be filed during the course of a trial, but prior to the hearing of potentially prejudicial evidence.

While these motions may be submitted prior to the start of a trial, they are not usually granted. Frequently, a court will consider a motion in limine before being acquainted with the case and the issues involved. To establish context, the court may dismiss the motion and defer ruling until certain evidence is revealed during the trial. Additionally, a judge may approve a motion in limine provisionally until prejudicial evidence is presented for examination.

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