Motion In Arrest of Judgment Georgia
In Georgia, motions in arrest of judgment are required to be filed within the same term of court in which a judgment is entered. See OCGA 17-9-61 (b); Mitchell v. State, 282 Ga. 416, 418 (3) (651 SE2d 49) (2007); Johnson II, 281 Ga. App. at 401. Alabama also places a time restriction on such motions. See Ex parte Seymour, 946 So. 2d 536, 537 (II) (Ala. 2006); Ala. R. Crim. App. R. 32.2.
The motion in this case is far outside the applicable time restrictions for raising such issues, and there is no evidence that Johnson timely filed either demurrers, motions in arrest of judgment or any other objection to these indictments in the underlying proceedings.
Therefore, his attempt to collaterally attack these indictments fails, and we are not required to address the merits of his arguments. See Mitchell v. State, 282 Ga. at 418 (3); Johnson II, 281 Ga. App. at 401.