Depends on the motion. And the judge. Serious motions, like SOJ, or a motion to dismiss generally have to be in writing. Other's, like an motion in limine (And if it's a bench trial), sometimes no. Each situation varies. Talk to an attorney in your area for specific guidance.
Oral motions are rarely permitted but you can certainly ask. It would depend upon the nature of the motion. You might be granted leave to prepare and file such a motion. Thinking of something I the middle of a hearing does not put that issue before the court.
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It depends, but if something significant pops into your head, it will likely be in your best interest to amend your motion.
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