In the US where there is trial by jury, the presiding judge can rule a mistrial , leading to the trial beginning anew.
With the high likelihood of a hung jury, which I understand would be a mistrial , I'm wondering what happens to the defendant.
It was my intention to declare a mistrial as opposed to an adjournment for the following reasons.
Notwithstanding my declaration of a mistrial , the parties have consented to my hearing the applications and to all the evidence that I have heard applying to these applications.
Because if they are stymied, if they are making no progress, if this, you know, somehow were to end in a mistrial or a hung jury, that's a victory for the defense.
the judge dismissed the charge and declared a mistrial
The criminal charges were withdrawn in September 2002, after the original trial was declared a mistrial .
At that point, the plaintiff moved that I declare a mistrial based on a reasonable apprehension that I am biased in favour of the defendant.
The first, held this summer, ended in a mistrial because the jury deadlocked.
We will go in-depth on the latest developments on the jury deliberations, including the possibility of a mistrial .