Acquittal

Author:Jeffrey Lehman, Shirelle Phelps
 
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The legal and formal certification of the innocence of a person who has been charged with a crime.

Acquittals in fact take place when a jury finds a verdict of not guilty. Acquittals in law take place by operation of law such as when a person has been charged as an ACCESSORY to the crime of ROBBERY and the principal has been acquitted.

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