arrest of judgment


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arrest of judgment

n
(Law) law a stay of proceedings after a verdict, on the grounds of error or possible error
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What with motions for new trials, and in arrest of judgment, and what not, a prisoner might be here for twelve months, I take it, might he not?
A motion for new trial or in arrest of judgment, or both, in cases in which the state does not seek the death penalty, may be made within 10 days after the rendition of the verdict or the finding of the court.
A motion for new trial or in arrest of judgment, or both, or for a new penalty phase hearing may be made (1) within ten days after the jury returns a penalty recommendation in the penalty phase or (2) if there is no jury, within ten days after all of the penalty phase evidence has been presented to the court.