B. The Purposes of Action Motions 2K10

    Action Motions 2K10 can serve many purposes; the following list is not exhaustive, but is intended to suggest a number of essential considerations. Fundamentally, Action Motions 2K10 allow the accused to assume a proactive role, rather than the less powerful reactive role, to which the criminal process generally relegates the accused.

  The following purposes can be used to enhance the model of representation you use. Each of these suggested purposes deserves consideration with any combinations of the four systems of advocacy you choose to use.

1.  Correction

  The correction purpose of Action Motions 2K10 can be:

     to address deficiencies in the process; or

     to correct inappropriate behavior on the part of judges,

     Prosecutors, administrators, law enforcement officers, etc.

2.  Education:

 The education purpose of Action Motions 2K10 can be to:

     educate triers of fact;

     advance compelling reasons to grant the accused relief

     identify prejudice against the accused or the attorneys;

     identify injustice in courtroom practice or procedures; or

     create an identify for the accused and the attorney in

     the perspective of the triers of fact.

3.  Preservation

  The preservation purpose of Action Motions 2K10 can be to:

     preserve the record for review;

     preserve and identify violations of statutory and constitutional rights;

     capture and record the atmosphere of the proceeding and the

     community, the prosecutor, the judge and other triers of fact; or

     put together a compelling picture of trial atmosphere and proceedings

     for the record and communication to the world outside the courtroom.

4.  Steering

  The steering purpose of Action Motions 2K10 can be to:

      guide the course of the trial;

      determine and control the admissibility of evidence; or

      attack and change prejudicial practices.

5.  Information gathering

  The information gathering purpose of Action Motions Plus 2K10 is to afford counsel and client an understanding of the perceptions of judges and adversaries.

  Motions consistent with the Actions Motions 2K10 concept are designed to serve more than the purpose that can be determined from a reading of the motion. For example, a motion to suppress statements by the accused can simultaneously sell a litigation theory, portray the accused favorably, identify mitigating circumstances, preserve evidence, expose misconduct, attack prejudicial procedures, give you an opportunity to examine law enforcement witnesses, and of prime importance, allow your client to see the government's case.

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