motion to suppress

Definition of "motion to suppress"
  1. A defendant's request in a criminal trial to exclude certain evidence from being presented due to its illegal or rights-violating acquisition
How to use "motion to suppress" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer presented a motion to suppress the conversation taped without his client's knowledge.
  2. The motion to suppress was denied as the evidence was deemed lawfully obtained.
  3. From the defense's perspective, the motion to suppress was crucial for decreasing the prosecution's evidence.

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