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Idaho Criminal Rule 34. New Trial


(a)  In General. On the defendant's motion, the court may vacate any judgment and grant a new trial on any ground permitted by statute.  If the case was tried without a jury, the court may take additional testimony and enter a new judgment.


(b)  Time to File.


(1)  Newly Discovered Evidence. Any motion for a new trial grounded on newly discovered evidence must be filed within two years after final judgment. If an appeal is pending, the court may not grant a motion for a new trial until the appellate court remands the case.


(2)  Other Grounds. Any motion for a new trial grounded on any reason other than newly discovered evidence must be filed within 14 days after the verdict, finding of guilty, or imposition of sentence, or within any further time the court may set during the 14-day period.


(Adopted February 22, 2017, effective July 1, 2017.)


As the Third Branch of Government, we provide access to justice through the timely, fair, and impartial resolution of cases.


Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Warren E. Jones
Justice Joel D. Horton
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice G. Richard Bevan

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge Molly J. Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello



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