A pretrial motion asking that certain evidence be found inadmissible, and that it not be referred to or offered at trial.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A motion made before a trial begins, asking the court to decide whether particular evidence will be admissible. A motion in limine is most often made to exclude evidence by a party who believes that evidence would prejudice the jury against him or her. For example, a defendant in a criminal trial might make a motion in limine to exclude evidence of previous crimes.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:20 pm