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Rule 23. Arrest of judgment.

At any time prior to the imposition of sentence,the court upon its own initiative may, or upon motion of a defendant shall,arrest judgment if the facts proved or admitted do not constitute a publicoffense, or the defendant is mentally ill, or there is other good cause for thearrest of judgment. Upon arresting judgment the court may, unless a judgment ofacquittal of the offense charged is entered or jeopardy has attached, order acommitment until the defendant is charged anew or retried, or may enter anyother order as may be just and proper under the circumstances.


Effective January 1,1989