What will happen if jurors cannot convince eachOther in a unanimous vote and it becomes hung jury multiple times?Do judge dismiss the case?
- righteousjohnsonLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- STEPHENLv 76 months ago
In those cases the judge will usually accept a majority verdict.
- NosehairLv 76 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.
- goz1111Lv 76 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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- GypsyfishLv 76 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.
- martyLv 76 months ago
That would be decided on a case by case basis.
- Anonymous6 months ago
the prosecutor USUALLY will not indict the person again .................