SPMIRLJ 3.3 Procedure at Contested Hearing

(a) Contested Hearings.

  • (f) Motions and objections. The Court will not consider dispositive motions or motions to suppress evidence at the time of the contested hearing. Said motions must be brought prior to the contested hearing, pursuant to CRLJ 7(b), CRLJ 11(a) and (b), and SPMIRLJ 6.8. If either party objects during the contested hearing to the admission of certain evidence, and the Court deems that if sustained suppression of the evidence would be dispositive of the case, the Court may at its discretion continue the hearing for briefing on the issue unless briefing was previously served on the Court and the opposing party at least 48 hours prior to hearing.

(Adopted effective Sept. 1, 2018; amended effective Sept. 1, 2019, amended effective Sept. 1, 2023)

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

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