In this video, I am going to talk about what happens after a trial and if there is a verdict that is unfavorable to a defendant. If there is a verdict that is unfavorable to a defendant, then the case is not concluded with just the trial ending. There is a window of opportunity after the trial for your lawyer to file a motion for a new trial. Now, when this comes about, you are going to have to have a good reason to ask for a new trial. It cannot just be, “Judge, I felt like the jury got it wrong here.” What you have to do is you have to come up with a legal reason. There are many legal reasons you can get a new trial. If there is some sort of juror misconduct, like maybe you found out one of the jurors was not qualified to be on the jury. If there was some sort of prosecutorial misconduct, like maybe the prosecutor violated one of the motions in limine, or did something that irreprovably harmed your case and it caused the person, the defendant, to not get a fair trial. If there was some sort of error by the judge, like if the judge made some sort of ruling that was against the law and that was detrimental to the defendant getting a fair trial, you could file a motion for a new trial. Or, if there was some sort of newly discovered evidence that would exonerate the defendant. There are other reasons to file a motion for a new trial but those are the most common. For more information on topics like these and criminal defense, please visit our website, www.copleyroth.com for more information.