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Can prosecutor retrial after mistrial verdict?


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May 14, 2015 1:56PM

In the US, people are always considered innocent until they are found guilty of a crime beyond any reasonable doubt. This gives a prosecutor a difficult task. Nevertheless, court situations can vary. If the judge in a case has found some irregularity during a trial, the judge may declare a mistrial. This does give the prosecutor the option to seek a new trial.