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If you are facing criminal charges in New York, one of the most important things you can do is try to get damaging evidence thrown out before your trial. Having key evidence excluded can greatly improve your chances of being found not guilty. Here is an overview of different ways defense attorneys attempt to get evidence thrown out in New York criminal trials.
One of the most common ways to get evidence thrown out is to file a motion to suppress. This asks the judge to prohibit prosecutors from using certain evidence at trial because it was obtained illegally. Some reasons a judge may grant a motion to suppress include:
Aside from filing suppression motions, your defense lawyer can also try to prevent damaging evidence from being used at trial by challenging its admissibility under New York evidence rules. Some examples include:
Another option is for your defense lawyer to file a motion in limine. This asks the judge to prohibit the other side from mentioning or introducing specific evidence at trial. It works similarly to a motion to suppress but gives the judge advanced warning to exclude prejudicial evidence ahead of time rather than objecting in the middle of trial.
Motions in limine are commonly used to exclude things like:
Getting this kind of propensity evidence thrown out early on keeps it from tainting the jury.
As a last line of defense, your lawyer can object when the prosecution tries to introduce damaging evidence at trial. However, it is far more effective to get evidence thrown out pre-trial through motions to suppress, motions in limine, etc. Still, objections at trial may at least limit the impact of prejudicial evidence or strike it from the record entirely if successful.
Some grounds for objecting to evidence during a New York criminal trial include:
Skilled criminal defense lawyers know how to make quick objections on these grounds and others. Sustained objections can significantly alter the course of a trial.
Getting damaging evidence thrown out – whether through pre-trial motions or objections during trial – requires an experienced attorney familiar with New York evidence rules and case law precedents. Public defenders handle heavy caseloads and seldom have time to extensively litigate evidentiary issues. Retaining experienced private counsel greatly enhances your chances of blocking harmful evidence from being used against you.
For more information on excluding evidence in New York criminal trials, check out the following legal resources:
Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your corner who knows how to effectively challenge evidence can make all the difference in getting charges reduced or dismissed prior to trial. Don’t leave your fate to chance – the stakes are too high.
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