Revilla, together with his co-accused Janet Lim Napoles, questioned the Sandiganbayan's move to deny their motions for leave to file a demurrer to evidence
Hence, for said dismissal to operate as a dismissal on the merits, it must be shown that it was due to a violation of petitioner's right to speedy trial or that a demurrer to evidence
Revilla is principally questioning the Sandiganbayan's ruling issued on December 7, 2017 denying his motion to file a demurrer to evidence
that would have sought the dismissal of his plunder case in connection with the multibillion-peso pork-barrel scam, as well as its December 28, 2017, resolution denying his motion for reconsideration.
has urged the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to reconsider its ruling denying his bid to file a demurrer to evidence
which would have sought the dismissal of his plunder case in connection with the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam.
She thanked the Supreme Court for granting, on a vote of 11-4, the Demurrer to Evidence
which, according to legal experts, is tantamount to an acquittal.
In his 65-page petition filed with the Supreme Court (SC), a copy of which was sent to reporters over the weekend, Revilla said his rights to due process, to be presumed innocent, to be informed of the nature and cause of accusation against him, and to be given a fair trial were violated when his motion for leave to file demurrer to evidence
and his motion to quash and motion for reconsideration were dismissed by the anti-graft court.
Wherefore, premises considered accused's Submission (Demurrer to Evidence
) is NOTED, and the attached Demurrer to Evidence
is hereby GRANTED.
In the case of Arroyo, they made a mockery of the rule that says: 'The order denying the motion for leave of court to file demurrer to evidence
or the demurrer itself shall NOT be reviewable by appeal or by certiorari before judgment.
7, 2017 resolution that denied his motion to file a demurrer to evidence
and its Dec.
The totality of these documents [presented by the Ombudsman] appear to be sufficient for purposes of denying the accused's motions for leave of court to file demurrer to evidence
,' read the resolution.
As for his plunder charge, the court refused twice his motion for leave to file demurrer to evidence
Recently, the court also granted the demurrer to evidence
submitted by four accused.