acquittal in fact

acquittals in fact, acquittals in law
Acquittals in fact are those which take place when the jury, upon trial, finds a verdict of not guilty.
Acquittals in law are those which take place by mere operation of law; as where a man has been charged merely as an accessory, and the principal has been acquitted.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Jury nullification — means making a law void by jury decision; in other words, the process whereby a jury in a criminal case effectively nullifies a law by acquitting a defendant regardless of the weight of evidence against him or her. [… …   Wikipedia

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