What will happen if jurors cannot convince eachOther in a unanimous vote and it becomes hung jury multiple times?Do judge dismiss the case?

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  • 5 months ago
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    It's declared a mistrial, and the prosecution has the option of trying again, They can still use the same evidence, or add to it. Or, they can decline to prosecute it further, in which case the defendant is off the hook.

  • 5 months ago

    In those cases the judge will usually accept a majority verdict.

    • laughter_every_day
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      5 months agoReport

      That is not true in any state unless state law allows the less than unanimous verdict, in which case it would not have been a mistrial the first time.

  • 5 months ago

    It is usually the DA's call and he will decide weather ot not to try the case again depending on his/her chances of getting a conviction.

  • 5 months ago

    Usually after a hung jury the DA will poll the jury to see how the vote came down in the end, then based upon that will decided to retry the case or not

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  • 5 months ago

    Trials are expensive. Prosecutors often choose not to re-try the case if they have reason to think that it will result in a hung jury again- if there's no new evidence, for example.

  • marty
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    That would be decided on a case by case basis.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    the prosecutor USUALLY will not indict the person again .................

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