Deadline for Filing a Motion to Suppress Evidence.
I am trying to determine what the deadline is. In the North Dakota Rules of Criminal
Procedure it says:
"(3) Motions That Must Be Made Before Trial
. The following must be raised before trial:
(A) a motion alleging a defect in instituting the prosecution;
(B) a motion alleging a defect in the indictment, information, or complaint
--but at any time while the case is pending, the court
may hear a claim that the indictment, information or complaint fails to invoke the court's jurisdiction or to state an offense;
(C) a motion to suppress evidence;
(D) a Rule 14 motion to sever charges or defendants; and
(E) a Rule 16 motion."
........(c) Motion Deadline. The court may, at the arraignment or as soon afterward as practicable, set a deadline for the parties to make pretrial motions and may also schedule a motion hearing.
In the Notice of Pretrial Hearing it says:
"F. All pretrial discovery must be completed prior to the hearing, and all pretrial motions must be filed and served 20 calendar days prior to the pretrial hearing."
The pretrial hearing was May 9th. Does this mean it is now too late to file a suppression motion?