State v. Hill

In State v. Hill, 85 Ariz. 49, 330 P.2d 1088 (1958), the Arizona Supreme Court cited United States v. Smith in reversing a superior court order that granted an untimely motion for new trial. 85 Ariz. at 53-54, 330 P.2d at 1090-91. The court held the superior court's inherent power did not allow it to grant the motion: "We hold that our Criminal Rule provisions must be strictly complied with and that the provisional order herein, purportedly granting a new trial to defendant, was void for lack of jurisdiction. The Rules are mandatory and must be obeyed by the courts as well as by the parties." Id.