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Post Trial Motions

Post-trial motions are filed after the judge or jury has decided on a verdict. If you do not agree with the verdict in your case because you think it was impacted by errors or misconduct, you have the right to file one of these motions. This may help you prove that your verdict was not right or fair and help you later petition a higher court to amend it. For seasoned legal guidance, contact Halscott Megaro PA. Our Orlando appeals lawyers have handled thousands of cases in many states throughout the nation, and can help you seek a favorable outcome to your post-trial case.

Post Trial Motions

Post-Trial Motions vs. Appeals

Post-trial motions are different from appeals. These motions are filed in the trial court where the case took place, rather than with the court of appeals. In most states, specific time limits and restrictions establish which types of motions can be filed after the conclusion of a trial.

The most common post-trial motions include:

  • Motion to set aside the verdict
  • Motion for a new trial
  • Motion to dismiss
  • Motion for judgment of acquittal
  • Motion for a trial order of dismissal
  • Motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict

Reasons to File Post-Trial Motions

  • The evidence was legally insufficient to sustain the verdict
  • The evidence was against the weight of the verdict
  • During the trial there occurred improper conduct of a juror
  • The court did not have jurisdiction of the case
  • There is newly discovered evidence that was not known to the parties or lawyers before the trial
  • The judgment was obtained by fraud upon the court or fraud by an opposing party
  • There was an error committed at the trial which would require reversal by an appeals court
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