Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Lisa Noller and Associates Hayley Altabef and Ryan Lowry co-authored the Pretrial Motions chapter of the 2023 edition of “Federal Criminal Practice,” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
In the chapter, the authors offer guidance for federal practitioners on motions that may be filed prior to trial and discuss the reasons for making the motions, how to file the motions, how to set the motions for hearing, and the necessity for supporting briefs. The chapter identifies common topics and provide a starting point for further analysis.
Packed with advice from experienced criminal law practitioners, “Federal Criminal Practice” covers aspects of defending a client in Illinois federal court from start to finish. It examines topics such as grand jury procedure, initial appearances and preliminary hearings, plea bargaining, warrants and motions to suppress, and the trial process from beginning to end, including jury selection and instructions. This book includes discussions of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, posttrial motions, habeas corpus, and appeals, with focus on the particularities of the federal system in Illinois.