judgment of acquittal
- It refers to a verdict declared when the defendant's case concludes, eliminating one or more charges due to inadequate evidence to justify a conviction. Sometimes, it is referred to as a directed verdict or directed verdict of acquittal
- The jury concluded that the case lacked substantial evidence, leading to a judgment of acquittal.
- Based on the evaluation of presented evidence by the court, a judgment of acquittal was declared, dropping the charges against the defendant.
- Owing to the unacceptable quality of evidence against him, he was fortunate to receive a judgment of acquittal.