Usually, at the end of a trial a jury will render a verdict. A verdict could be guilty or innocent depending on what the jury believes. Sometimes, there is no verdict and a mistrial can be declared and the case… Full Answer
Civil trial: motion for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict, or a motion for a new trial Criminal trial: motion for a new trial I have no quantitative evidence to back that up. It is just an educated guess.
The Court can enter a JNOV, if the evidence presented is insufficient to support the verdict as a matter of law. One of the parties may appeal. If there is a legal defect in the trial, the appellate court may… Full Answer
A 'verdict' in and of itself cannot be used as 'evidence.' If you are referring to the OUTCOME of the previous trial being used in a subsequent trial, yes, it may be. This is known as referring to precedent.
Where a jury gives a verdict of "not guilty" this is usually binding. However a "guilty" verdict may be overturned (on appeal) in rare cases if new evidence comes to light or if there were mistakes made during the trial.
The verdict in a jury trial is not "final" in the sense that the judge in the case may not set it aside. The Federal Rules of both Civil and Criminal Procedure specifically permit it the trial court to set… Full Answer
In a courtroom, during the process of a trial, the Judge is the final arbiter on the conduct of the trial and the law. The Jury has the responsibility of reaching a verdict (as directed by the Judge). Once a… Full Answer