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Difference between revisions of "MISTRIAL CRITERIA" - MN Bench Book - Trial Procedures & Practices for Judges
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Difference between revisions of "MISTRIAL CRITERIA"

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:::Who is opposed to mistrial?
 
:::Who is opposed to mistrial?
 
::C. Does double jeopardy analysis.  
 
::C. Does double jeopardy analysis.  
::D. Understands the consequence of granting a mistrial over a defendant’s objection when defendant or defendant’s attorney did not cause the mistrial.
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::D. Understands the consequence of granting a mistrial over a defendant’s objection when defendant or defendant’s attorney did not cause the mistrial.  <b>DOUBLE JEOPARDY HAS OCCURRED AT THIS POINT AND IF A MISTRIAL IS DECLARED OVER THE OBJECTION OF THE DEFENDANT THE DEFENDANT CANNOT BE RETRIED</b>
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Note; When the defendant requests a mistrial after jeopardy has attached (if the jury has been sworn or in a court trial the first witness is sworn) The defendant can be re-tried.

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A. Understands grounds for granting a mistrial
B. Does the proper analysis of;
What was the behavior that precipitated the mistrial motion?
Who engaged in behavior that possible mistrial going to be based on?
Who is asking for mistrial
Who is opposed to mistrial?
C. Does double jeopardy analysis.
D. Understands the consequence of granting a mistrial over a defendant’s objection when defendant or defendant’s attorney did not cause the mistrial. DOUBLE JEOPARDY HAS OCCURRED AT THIS POINT AND IF A MISTRIAL IS DECLARED OVER THE OBJECTION OF THE DEFENDANT THE DEFENDANT CANNOT BE RETRIED

Note; When the defendant requests a mistrial after jeopardy has attached (if the jury has been sworn or in a court trial the first witness is sworn) The defendant can be re-tried.