An attorney advertises (in one place) that his ‘specialties’ include ‘criminal motion practice’ and then posts this to a general someone-please-answer-my-question site:

What are some of the standard pre-trial motions attorneys file in criminal cases?

Most of my court-appointed cases usually end up with a plea deal at the preliminary hearing, or the DA and I work out a plea before indictment (PBI). However, I have two cases where my clients are refusing plea deals, and we are headed to trial. Both have been indicted.

I am aware of the standard "Brady" motion; but are there others which are useful?


I can’t decide whether to post a link to where I ran across this tidbit. I’ll take a poll in the comments section. Should I or shouldn’t I?