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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To work this sportive vein still further, Mr Brass, by his counsel, moved in arrest of judgment that he had been led to criminate himself, by assurances of safety and promises of pardon, and claimed the leniency which the law extends to such confiding natures as are thus deluded.
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?'
RULE 3.590 (TIME FOR Subdivision (a) is amended to add "a motion" AND METHOD OF MAKING before "in arrest of judgment" and a comma is MOTIONS; PROCEDURE; added after "both." Subdivision (b) is amended CUSTODY PENDING to add "a motion" before "in arrest of judgment" HEARING) and a hyphen is added to "10 day period." Subdivision (d) is amended to replace "prosecuting officer" with "prosecuting attorney." Subdivision (e) is amended to remove passive voice and add commas.