N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law Section 710.10
Motion to suppress evidence

  • definitions of terms

As used in this article, the following terms have the following meanings:


“Defendant” means a person who has been charged by an accusatory instrument with the commission of an offense.


“Evidence,” when referring to matter in the possession of or available to a prosecutor, means any tangible property or potential testimony which may be offered in evidence in a criminal action.


“Potential testimony” means information or factual knowledge of a person who is or may be available as a witness.


“Eavesdropping” means “wiretapping”, “mechanical overhearing of a conversation,” or “intercepting or accessing of an electronic communication”, as those terms are defined in section 250.00 of the penal law.


“Aggrieved.” An “aggrieved person” includes, but is in no wise limited to, an “aggrieved person” as defined in subdivision two of Civil Practice Law & Rules Law § 4506 (Eavesdropping evidence)section forty-five hundred six of the civil practice law and rules.


“Video surveillance” has the meaning given to that term by section 700.05 of this chapter.


“Pen register” and “trap and trace device” have the meanings given to those terms by subdivisions one and two respectively of section 705.00 of this chapter.

Source: Section 710.10 — Motion to suppress evidence; definitions of terms, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CPL/710.­10 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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