Leave (legal)

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A motion or application for leave is a motion filed with the court seeking permission to deviate from an established rule or procedure of the court.[1]

The most common use of a motion for leave is to seek an extension to an already-passed time frame to amend a court pleading, which is allowed once under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, to make changes of error made in title or body.


  1. ^ "Motion for Leave Law and Legal Definition | USLegal, Inc". definitions.uslegal.com. Retrieved 2020-12-10.