Partial verdict

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In criminal law, a partial verdict occurs when the jury finds the defendant guilty (or acquits him, or both on different counts) on one or more, but not all, of the counts against him.[1]

The term may also be used in criminal or civil procedure for when the judge permits a jury to return verdicts on fewer than all of the counts it has to decide, though it has not yet determined the remainder (and, it is possible, may never so determine). The verdicts it has reached may or may not be announced immediately.


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