directed verdict of acquittal

Definition of "directed verdict of acquittal"
  1. A declaration from the judge that states that the presented evidence is insufficient to sustain a conviction and the defendant should be acquitted without the need for a defense
How to use "directed verdict of acquittal" in a sentence
  1. Due to the lack of substantial evidence against him, the defendant sought a directed verdict of acquittal.
  2. The judge issued a directed verdict of acquittal finding the prosecution’s evidence inadequate.
  3. In a surprising turn, the court offered a directed verdict of acquittal due to the absence of satisfactory evidence.

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