prejudicial error

Definition of "prejudicial error"
  1. A mistake in the process of a trial that impacts or is presumed to impact the trial's result
How to use "prejudicial error" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer argued that the judge's improper instructions were a prejudicial error that swayed the jury's verdict.
  2. The appeals court determined there was a prejudicial error as the admission of certain evidence influenced the trial's outcome.
  3. In the criminal case, the defense team sought a retrial on the basis of a prejudicial error when confidential information was mistakenly shared with the jury.

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