SPMIRLJ 6.8 Motion Practice

(a) Pending Cases. All motion settings shall be served on the prosecuting authority five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing. It will be at the discretion of the judicial officer, after ruling on the motion, whether the infraction can then proceed to contested hearing immediately, or be reset on a contested docket. Failure to comply with the above procedure may result in the Court striking the motion.

(b) Adjudicated Cases. All motions shall be heard in chambers without a scheduled hearing. If the judicial officer determines that the motion raises substantial issues, the clerk shall set the case for hearing and notify the prosecuting authority.

(Adopted Jan. 2, 2009; amended effective Sept. 1, 2011; amended effective Sept. 1, 2023)

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Contact Information

Municipal Court Clerk's Office
1100 W Mallon Ave
Spokane, WA 99260

Audio Recordings

Most of the hearings held in Spokane Municipal Court are digitally recorded. To access the audio recording for a specific hearing:

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Bench Copies

To serve bench copies to a Judicial Officer please email:
Jeanine Sword
Judicial Administrative Assistant

Please ensure compliance with SPMCrRLJ 8.2(d).