arrest of judgment
- 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
- The attorney argued for an arrest of judgment due to the flawed nature of the charges.
- In light of the presented facts, the judge decided to call for an arrest of judgment.
- An arrest of judgment can greatly change the direction of a trial, as it essentially halts the current judgement.