A jury that cannot agree upon any verdict. The jury may be discharged and the case tried again if both parties agree to discharge the jury or the judge discharges the jury when it has been kept together for such time as to render it improbable that it can agree on a verdict.
a jury whose members cannot agree in sufficient numbers to reach a verdict, unanimous in criminal cases, federal civil cases and three-quarters in some other states civil cases
A jury that is unable to reach verdict.
A hung jury occurs when jurors cannot unanimously agree on a verdict of either guilty or not guilty, followed by the judge declaring a mistrial. The case may or may not be retried, at the discretion of the prosecutor.
A jury whose members cannot agree on a verdict.
see deadlocked jury.
a jury whose members cannot agree whether the accused is guilty or innocent.
The inability of a jury to reach a verdict. This results in a mistrial and the defendant may be retried.
A hung jury is one in which all jurors cannot reach a consensus required for a verdict.
one whose members cannot reach a verdict because of differences of opinion.
A jury whose members cannot come to an agreement on a verdict.
A group of jurors that are unable to reach a unanimous verdict, and do not believe that any amount of further deliberations will result in a unanimous verdict.
occurs when the jurors cannot agree unanimously on a verdict of either guilty or not guilty. This is followed by a judge declaring mistrial. The case may then be retried by the prosecutor.
A jury which is unable to agree on a verdict after a suitable period of deliberation; sometimes referred to as a dead-locked jury. The result is a mistrial.
A jury whose members cannot agree upon a verdict.
After a reasonable period of deliberation(s), if the jury is unable to agree upon a verdict (unanimous in criminal cases and three-fourths of the jurors in a civil case), the judge may declare a mistrial. The prosecution must then make the election to try the case again or to make a motion for the dismissal of the charges against the defendant. The Court on its own motion may dismiss the case in the interest of justice.
A jury that is deadlocked and cannot agree on a verdict.
a jury whose members cannot reconcile their differences of opinion and thus cannot reach a verdict
Jury unable to reach a verdict.
A jury so irreconcilable divided in opinion that they cannot agree upon any verdict. See dynamite instruction.
A jury which, after full debate and discussion, is unable to agree on a verdict and is deadlocked with differences of opinion that appear to be irreconcilable is said to be a "hung jury". Since a jury is required to make a unanimous or near unanimous verdict, the result is a mistrial.
A term used to describe a trial jury that cannot reach a unanimous verdict.
a jury which cannot agree on a specific verdict
one which cannot reach a final verdict; stalemate
when a jury cannot come to a unanimous decision. This event forces the judge to declare a mistrial.
A jury is required to make a unanimous or near unanimous verdict. When the jurors, after full debate and discussion, are unable to agree on a verdict and are deadlocked with differences of opinion that appear to be irreconcilable, it is said to be a "hung jury". The result is a mistrial.
A jury unable to come to a final decision, resulting in a mistrial. Judges do their best to avoid hung juries, typically sending juries back into deliberations with an assurance (sometimes known as a "dynamite charge") that they will be able to reach a decision if they try harder. If a mistrial is declared, the case is tried again unless the parties settle the case (in a civil case) or the prosecution dismisses the charges or offers a plea bargain (in a criminal case).
A jury that cannot reach a unanimous decision. There is no verdict. The Crown counsel office must consider whether or not to proceed with a new trial.
A hung jury is a jury that cannot agree upon a verdict after an extended period of deliberation and is deadlocked with irreconcilable differences of opinion.