HOW does one go about filing a Motion for Reconsideration after trial when the ONLY provisional code is 'civil' ? As the courts then have the option of denying simply by stating Traffic is criminal in nature, therefore civil code (1008 or 663) requests are not applicable, as my court has done in past. And I find no Penal Code section addressing the issue. So under what 'authority' is this motion made? Yes, this is regarding the Mojave traffic trial on May 9.