12.1 Motion Practice

(a) Discovery Motions

Discovery motions shall be filed within thirty (30) days after the arraignment. 

(b) Dispositive and Evidentiary Motions

Dispositive and evidentiary motions, which shall not include motions in limine, shall be filed no later than twenty-one (21) days prior to trial.

(c) Motions in Limine

Motions in limine shall be filed no later than seven (7) days prior to trial. Objections to motions in limine shall be filed on the day of trial.

(d) Motions for Continuance of Trial

Any defense motions to continue trial must be accompanied by a waiver of speedy trial signed by the defendant.

(e) Objections

Unless the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure or these local rules provide otherwise, an objection and memorandum in opposition to a motion shall be filed within fourteen (14) days from the date the motion is served. Unless an objection is filed within the time established by this rule, the party opposing the motion shall be deemed to have waived objections, and the court may act on the motion.


(§ (d) amended 1/1/03; § (b) amended, § (c) added, former §§ (c)-(d) relettered accordingly 1/1/08; § (e) amended 12/1/09)