Georgia Motion in Limine During Trial
Most court cases involve the filing of motions. A motion is a written request to the court, used to protect an individual’s rights, including that of a fair trial. A motion in limine may be filed in a Georgia criminal case to prevent certain evidence from being used by the other side in trial.
What is a Motion in Limine?
In Latin, the term “in limine” means “on the threshold.” In the legal process, this translates to filing a motion before a jury trial. Specifically, a motion in limine seeks to limit evidence that may be irrelevant, inadmissible, or prejudicial from being used in court. If a motion in limine is granted, the proposed evidence is not allowed to be referenced at all during trial. If denied, the proposed evidence can be used against you.
An example of evidence that may be limited includes the medical or financial records of an individual that are irrelevant to the case in question, or photos that would sway a jury.
It’s also possible to file a motion against a motion in limine, if you believe the proposed evidence is relevant to the case and should be permissible.
An attorney can help guide you through the process of filing a motion, which may help your case. To learn more, call our team at (706) 221-9451 or fill out our online form to schedule a free review of your case.