New Trial with Same Judge?

We filed for a Motion for a New Trial due to legal circumstances. We are told that the motion has to be heard by the same judge that made the ruling. Is that true? Can we ask that a new judge hear the case due to judicial code and who do we make that request to?

It is very common that a motion will be heard by the judge that entered the order. There may be a way for you to file a motion for recusal, but it is not common.