What is the standard of review for a motion for a new trial?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Daniels, D074033 (Cal. App. 2018):

In considering the trial court's ruling denying the motion for a new trial, we apply a deferential standard of review. "On appeal, a trial court's ruling on a motion for new trial is reviewed for abuse of discretion. . . . Its ruling will not be disturbed on appeal ' "unless a manifest and unmistakable abuse of discretion clearly appears." ' " (People v. Guerra (2006) 37 Cal.4th 1067, 1159-1160, citations omitted.)

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