A motion to compel is a request upon the court to get the opposing party or a third party to take action. These are generally filed when a party that is requesting information or other evidence feels that the opposing side is not being forthright in responding. The result of a motion to compel could end in:
In a criminal trial, a Guam DUI lawyer requests information from the Guam Police Department concerning the arresting officer’s professional history. GPD refuses to answer the attorney. The lawyer then files a motion to compel with the court. The court determines that the motion is pertinent to the case, and issues a court order ordering GPD to turn over the documents requested by the attorney.
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