Suppressing Evidence in Florida State Courts

In South Florida and all of its jurisdictions such as Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Aventura, Boca Raton and Coral Springs, many pretrial motions can be filed by the defense. A few of them are Motion to dismiss, Motion to suppress, and Motion to Sever.

If the evidence the State has against the defendant is a product of an unlawful search, the defense can move the court to suppress that evidence. If a confession or admission was obtained illegally, either by interrogating the defendant without letting him know of his Miranda rights, or by the use of threats, then the defense can move to court to suppress the confession or admission.

The Motion to Suppress needs to specifically state the particular statement or evidence sought to be suppressed, the reasons for suppression and a general statement of the facts on which the motion is based.


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