What Is a Motion Hour in Court System?


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Motion hour refers to the time during which a judge hears motions to be presented to the court. The particular time that motion hour is held is at the discretion of each court.

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What Is a Motion Hour in Court System?
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When motions are presented during this time, they are filed with a clerk and scheduled to be called during an upcoming court session. The motion hour is also the time for petitions to be heard to object to or suppress a motion. Rules for notification are dependent on the court involved, but a typical example would stipulate that all parties involved must be notified of a motion being filed via mail, at least three days prior to the motion hour.

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