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A motion to reconsider is separate post-trial motion that, as its name implies, is a means to challenge a sentence by specifically asking the judge to reconsider the imposed sentence. In Illinois, a motion to reconsider sentence must be filed within 30 days of the sentence and is codified at 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-50(d). Reconsideration of a sentence under federal law is governed by Rule 35, which only allows a motion to reconsider a sentence within 14-days of the sentence and it is meant only to correct sentences that resulted from arithmetical, technical, or other clear errors. In Illinois, a timely filed motion to reconsider also tolls the period of time that a notice of appeal must be filed because until the motion to reconsider is heard and decided by the trial court there is not a final decision that is a prerequisite to the perfection of an appeal.

Filing a motion to reconsider sentence is not a mere technicality but is required if the validity of the sentence is being challenged on appeal. In fact, the filing of a motion to reconsider sentence is so important that failing to file one results in forfeiting sentencing issues on appeal. Whether in an Illinois courtroom or federal court, the time to file a motion to reconsider is limited and the importance of the motion cannot be underestimated. We at Jaleel Law have the experience and the know-how to guide you through the process of challenging your sentence.

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Post-Trial Motions

A post-trial motion is required to appeal a finding of guilty and an important tool in overturning a wrongful conviction

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Motion for JNOV

A motion for JNOV requests an entry of a verdict of acquittal because the evidence was as a matter of law

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Motion for a New Trial

The purpose of a motion for a new trial is to raise significant legal errors that occurred prior to trial or during trial

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