judgment of acquittal

Definition of "judgment of acquittal"
  1. 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
How to use "judgment of acquittal" in a sentence
  1. The jury concluded that the case lacked substantial evidence, leading to a judgment of acquittal.
  2. Based on the evaluation of presented evidence by the court, a judgment of acquittal was declared, dropping the charges against the defendant.
  3. Owing to the unacceptable quality of evidence against him, he was fortunate to receive a judgment of acquittal.

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