from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A trial that is rendered void and of no legal effect because of some serious procedural error or irregularity or because of the inability of the jury to reach a verdict.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In law: A trial the result of which is vitiated by errors, as by disqualification in a juror or in the judge.
- noun More loosely, an inconclusive trial; a trial that fails to issue in a decision, as where the jury cannot agree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Law) A false or erroneous trial; a trial which has no result; a trial which comes to no conclusion, such as a criminal trial which does not produce a unanimous verdict of the jurors.
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- noun law A
trialthat is invalidbecause of an errorin procedure
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a trial that is invalid or inconclusive
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And her case â declared a mistrial is now scheduled for June 15.
As soon as the word mistrial was pronounced, there have been no more reports.
The mistrial was a major setback for the US government, which spent a year preparing the case.
Judge does NOT call a mistrial in the Stevens case.
Can a civilian judge determine that a military judge only called a mistrial for less than honorable reasons and not because the defendant first stipulated one thing, and then based his defense on the denial of that same one thing?
Because of this chronic inability to reach a unanimous decision, the judge has decided to call a mistrial on the whole shebang – a move that was met with a great big shrug.
If you decide to appeal or call mistrial, they pay again.
But a mistrial was the only option for this judge.
He could call a mistrial and say we have to start the trial over from the start.
Friday, the judge in the Tyco case called a mistrial because of outside pressure on juror No. 4.