California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 1185

A motion in arrest of judgment is an application on the part of the defendant that no judgment be rendered on a plea, finding, or verdict of guilty, or on a finding or verdict against the defendant, on a plea of a former conviction, former acquittal or once in jeopardy.  It may be founded on any of the defects in the accusatory pleading mentioned in Section 1004 , unless the objection has been waived by a failure to demur, and must be made and determined before the judgment is pronounced.  When determined, the order must be immediately entered in the minutes.


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