One of the key elements to any criminal case is the act of requesting actions from the court. This comes in the form of legal motions. There are several motions available to a defendant, and these are most often filed by their attorney. Motioning in court can help a defendant prior to a trial; or if a defendant has been convicted, there are a number of motions available to the defendant after their sentencing. An attorney can help in either situation.
Defensive and Post-Conviction Legal Motions in Pennsylvania
Filing motions can involve pre-trial relief, such as requesting a reduction in bail. If a defendant has been convicted, filing motions for relief in the form of early parole or early termination of probation can be helpful to speed along their re-entry into regular life.
When a person wishes to file a motion, they must prepare the documents and file them with the court that holds jurisdiction over their case. Motions are best prepared by a defendant's attorney. While a public defender is more than capable of filing on behalf of a defendant, a private attorney can afford greater time, resources, and effort to file these motions aggressively and effectively. Joseph D. Lento is a criminal defense attorney practicing in the following areas of Pennsylvania:
- Philadelphia County
- Berks County
- Bucks County
- Delaware County
- Chester County
- Lancaster County
- Lehigh County
- Montgomery County
- Northampton County
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, or in need of any post-conviction measures, contact attorney Joseph D. Lento today.