arrest of judgment

Definition of "arrest of judgment"
  1. The act by a judge to halt a judgment due to an error such as the proved actions not forming a legal crime, which can allow the verdict to be overruled
How to use "arrest of judgment" in a sentence
  1. The attorney argued for an arrest of judgment due to the flawed nature of the charges.
  2. In light of the presented facts, the judge decided to call for an arrest of judgment.
  3. An arrest of judgment can greatly change the direction of a trial, as it essentially halts the current judgement.

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