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PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURES - MN Bench Book - Trial Procedures & Practices for Judges
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PRE-TRIAL PROCEDURES

From MN Bench Book - Trial Procedures & Practices for Judges

A. Request disclosure of evidentiary issues,
B. State rules for examining witnesses.
C. State rules for limits on communication and movement in court room.
D. State rules for handling firearms, dangerous objects and disturbing exhibits or disturbing photographs.
See also/click on FIREARMS AS EVIDENCE IN COURT: POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
E. State rules for handling and marking exhibits.
See/click on RULES FOR HANDLING PHYSICAL EVIDENCE AT TRIAL
F. Request pre-marking exhibits.
G. Request if state intends to offer 404b prior bad acts, Evid. of prior acts of domestic violence or relationship evidence.
See/click on RULE 404B-PRIOR BAD ACTS OF THE DEFENDANT
H. Request disclosure of and intent to use convictions of defendant for impeachment.
See/click on RULE 609-IMPEACHING THE DEFENDANT WITH A PRIOR CRIMINAL CONVICTION
I. Stipulations/Judicial Admissions.
See STIPULATIONS; ELEMENTS, EVIDENCE OR FOUNDATION TO EVIDENCE, INSTRUCTION(S) AFTER ELEMENT STIPULATION
J. Describe witness sequestration procedure
See/click on WITNESS SEQUESTRATION
K. Requests Motions in Limine.
L. Describe procedure for selection of jury.
M. Describe court/trial schedule, determines time conflicts of attorneys, witnesses and jurors