Motion for Sanction in a Sex Crimes Case
Most courts recognize when a motion for sanctions is employed as a litigation tactic and treat such a motion accordingly. Still, some conduct merits potential sanctions against a party and/or its counsel. The most common predicates for a motion for sanctions are discovery disputes and frivolous litigation.
Courts may impose penalties, called sanctions, when improper conduct is employed during litigation. Sanctions are usually fines. A lawyer seeking sanctions must file a motion with the court. A hearing is set during which the lawyer must produce evidence of wrongful conduct.