Contributed By Pérez-Llorca
After the filing of an interim motion, the defendant is given the chance to orally present his arguments at the hearing that is held before the court decides whether to accept or reject the motion. During the hearing, the parties can also submit and present evidence for examination by the court.
The SCPA does not regulate any procedure to hold case management hearings before more complex trials or hearings. All cases shall be conducted following one of the two procedures set forth in the SCPA, which do not include extraordinary hearings to deal with complex cases.