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