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Q: Motion to Suppress Evidence - Felony DUI

Is there a law that governs Motions to Suppress evidence in Felony DUI cases? For example, does the motion have to be submitted by a certain time? Would there be a hearing before trial or would the motion be argued at trial (scheduled for a trial by jury)? If there are laws that govern this procedure could you please provide any applicable links.

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Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
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A: Generally, motions to suppress are to be raised before trial and heard before trial unless the parties agree to consolidate the matters for trial. Please see Virginia Code 19.2-266.2. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title19.2/chapter15/section19.2-266.2/

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