2017 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 6 - Criminal Procedure Generally
Chapter 90 - Judgment and Sentence Generally
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 16-90-101. Arrest of judgment
- (a) A motion in arrest of judgment is an application on the part of the defendant that no judgment be rendered upon a verdict against him or her or on a plea of guilty.
- (b) The motion may be made at any time before judgment, or after judgment during the same term of the court.
- (c) The only ground upon which a judgment shall be arrested is that the facts stated in the indictment do not constitute a public offense within the jurisdiction of the court.
- (d) The court may arrest the judgment without motion on observing the defect in the indictment named in subsection (c) of this section.
- (e) If the court is of opinion from the evidence on the trial that the defendant is guilty of a public offense, he or she may be detained in custody or on bail in the manner and for the time prescribed in § 16-85-706(b). However, otherwise he or she shall be discharged on the arrest of judgment.
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