How many votes in Jury are enough to announce someone is guilty (or innocent)?

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  • 5 months ago
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    Depends on the jurisdiction but most of the time it's unanimous to prove guilt. Courts do not find people innocent, not guilty is the actual term. Just means that the court could not determine guilt.

  • In
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    In a criminal case the decision of the jury must be unanimous, otherwise the Judge declares a hung jury and a new jury is seated. The number of jurors depends on the level of the court.

  • 5 months ago

    In criminal cases it does carry from state to state. But it usually unanimous. And juries in some states have 9 jurors not 12.

  • 5 months ago

    Depends on the court and what the alleged crime is as everyone is innocent UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.. If He is not WHITE he is GUILTY of something maybe not for what they got him for but he is guilty of something else...

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  • Sally
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    12 in a state court

    8 in a federal court

  • 5 months ago

    In a criminal trial, a jury vote has to be unanimous.

  • 5 months ago

    normally it has to be unanimous

  • RICK
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Guilty usually requires a unanimous decision in criminal cases

    Some minor cases only require majority depending on jurisdiction

    So for the majority of jury trials it only takes one not guilty vote

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