1. “Pre-trial motion” as used in this article means any motion by a defendant which seeks an order of the court:

Terms Used In N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law 255.10

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
(a) dismissing or reducing an indictment pursuant to article 210 or removing an action to the family court pursuant to article 722; or
(b) dismissing an information, prosecutor’s information, simplified information or misdemeanor complaint pursuant to article 170; or
(c) granting discovery pursuant to article 245; or
(d) granting a bill of particulars pursuant to sections 100.45 or 200.90; or
(e) removing the action pursuant to sections 170.15, 230.20 or 230.30; or
(f) suppressing the use at trial of any evidence pursuant to article 710; or
(g) granting separate trials pursuant to article 100 or 200.