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Sustaining and Denial of the Motion to Quash

Sec. 5. Effect of sustaining the motion to quash. – If the motion to quash is sustained, the court may order that another complaint or information be filed except as provided in section 6 of this rule. If the  order  is  made,  the  accused,  if  in  custody,  shall  not  be discharged unless admitted to bail. If no order is made or if having been made, no new information is filed within the time specified in the  order  or  within  such  further  time  as  the  court  may  allow  for good cause, the accused, if  in custody, shall  be discharged unless he is also in custody of another charge.

Sec.  6. Order sustaining the motion to quash not a bar to another prosecution; exception. – An order sustaining the motion to quash is not a bar to another prosecution for the same offense unless the motion was based on the grounds specified in section 3 (g) and (i) of this Rule.

WHAT IS THE EFFECT IF A MOTION TO QUASH IS SUSTAINED?

>     The court may order that another complaint or information be filed against the accused for the same offense except if the ground for sustaining the motion to quash is either the extinguishment of the
criminal liability or double jeopardy.
>     The  grant  of  motion  to  quash  on  these  2  grounds  is  a  bar  to another prosecution for the same offense.  If the order is  made, the accused, if in custody, shall not be discharged unless admitted
to  bail.    If  no  order  is  made,  or  if  no  new  information  was  filed within  the  time  specified  by  the  court,  the  accused,  shall  be discharged

IF THE MOTION TO QUASH IS DENIED, CAN THE ACCUSED APPEAL THE ORDER?

>     The  accused  cannot  appeal  an  order  overruling  his  motion  to quash   because   an   order   denying   a   motion   to   quash   is interlocutory
>     It doesn’t dispose of the case upon its merits

WHAT DOES INTERLOCUTORY MEAN?

>     Case has not been dispensed with , an internal order.

WHAT IS THE REMEDY OF THE ACCUSED IF THE COURT DENIED HIS MOTION TO QUASH?

1.    Accused should plead
2.    Proceed to trial without prejudice to present the special defenses he invoked in his motion
3.    If after trial on the merits an adverse decision is rendered, he can appeal from the judgment of conviction, and interpose the denial of the motion as an error