The Trial Stage Of The Court

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If a plea agreement is not reached, then the process moves to the motions phase. During this time, the defense and prosecution can file pretrial motions to suppress evidence due to faulty police line–ups, coerced confessions, and illegal search and seizures. Once all pretrial motions are filed, the process moves to the trial stage. The trial stage is where the case, from the prosecution and defense, is presented to the jury for their deliberation of the verdict.
During the motions stage of the process, discussed about, Mr. Blackbeard’s defense will submit motions regarding the clothing found in the alcove, the rifle, the handbag, canister containing the quarters, and the bloody towel. The defense will argue that the police did not have a warrant to search Mr. Blackbeard’s sleeping quarters and that he has the right to expect privacy in the area where he was sleep and kept his belongings. This would be a violation of the Fourth Amendment, which is “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, paper, and effects, against unreasonable search and seizures, shall not be violated...”. The defense will argue that the police did not have consent, nor probable cause to search the vehicle which resulted in the discovery of Ms. Lovely’s purse, canister containing quarters, and the bloody towel. In response to the rifle, the defense will argue that the police had no warrant or probable cause to collect the rifle. While the police were at the scene where Mr.…
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