What does “Motion to Properly Perserve and Catalog All Physical Evidence” mean?

Asked on July 13, 2010 under Criminal Law, Ohio


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

It means that one of the parties to the lawsuit is asking the court to issue an order (that is what a motion does - formally requests that the court intervene in some way) that all physical evidence of a crime (evidence collected at the scene or otherwise and being offered as evidence) be preserved or saved in the proper manner (certain evidence must be kept in a certain way so that "chain of custody" issues do not arise) and that the evidence be "catalogued" or recorded.  Are you making the motion or intending on making the motion? Hopefully you have help doing so if the answer is "yes." Good luck to you.

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