1. What’s a “Pitchess” Motion?

    A Pitchess motion is a pre-trial discovery tool that is regularly used by San Diego criminal defense attorneys when a defendant believes he was a victim of police misconduct. Examples of police misconduct include: use of excessive force, dishonesty in police reports, coerced confessions, etc. Pitchess motions are very common in resisting arrest cases. If, for example, a defendant states that he ac…Read More