Rule 8. Exceptions And Motion For New Trial Unnecessary.

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Motions for New Trial. It shall not be necessary to file a motion for new trial to obtain review of any matter on appeal. If a motion for new trial is submitted to the trial court, on appeal the appellant shall not be restricted to a consideration of matters assigned therein. Formal exceptions to rulings or orders of the trial court are unnecessary; but for all purposes for which an exception has heretofore been necessary it is sufficient that a party, at the time the ruling or order of the court is made or sought, makes known to the court the action which he desires the court to take or his objections to the action of the court and his grounds therefore; and, if a party has no opportunity to object to a ruling or order at the time it is made, the absence of an objection does not thereafter prejudice him.

History Text: 

History. Adopted and amended July 10, 1995, effective January 1, 1996

Associated Court Rules: 
Rules of Appellate Procedure—Criminal