Motion For Dismissal Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Motion For Dismissal.

Motion for Dismissal (n.)

A Motion for Dismissal is a legal request made by a defendant for the court to decide that the plaintiff, or prosecutor, has not sufficiently proven their case, or is unable to do so. Often referred to as a Motion for Non-Suit, this is done to show that there is no valid reason to proceed with a trial.