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Motion for new trial vs. motion for reconsideration in criminal cases


Motion for Reconsideration Motion for New Trial
The case is not reopened for further proceeding. The court is merely asked to reconsider its findings of fact in order to make them conformable to the law applicable to the case. The case is opened again after judgment for the reception of new evidence and further proceedings
Grounds for MR:
– Errors of law
– Errors of fact
Grounds for MNT:
– Errors of law
– Irregularities prejudicial to the                   substantial rights of the accused
– Newly discovered evidence

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