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What is a Mistrial?

Posted on December 24, 2012 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

A judge can declare a mistrial for a variety of reasons, such as a mistake being made during the proceedings or jury misconduct. Once a motion for a mistrial is made, the judge has the power to rule for or against the motion. If the motion is granted, the prosecution may be able to start a new trial from the beginning, or it may decide to...

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