A Motion to Suppress Evidence is a method by which an attorney can ask the judge to exclude evidence from being used against the defendant at trial.
Two common examples of a Motion to Suppress Evidence are:
1) In a drug case when the search of the defendant’s car was illegal.
2) In a DWI/DUI case when the breath test was conducted improperly.
In both of these examples, those pieces of evidence could be excluded from the State’s case at trial and make it very difficult for the prosecutor to win. This is a powerful strategy that your attorney may use to greatly affect the outcome of your case.