The difference between a “Not Guilty” verdict and an acquittal.

By |2014-07-21T17:45:22+00:00July 21st, 2014|acquittal, legal, Legal Blog, not guilty, notguilty|

A verdict of not guilty constitutes an acquittal. In other words, to find a defendant not guilty is to acquit. At trial, an acquittal occurs when the jury (or the judge if it’s a judge trial) determines that the prosecution hasn’t proved the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. (But see Jury Nullification.) A jury can [...]