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Q: A unanimous vote from the jury is required for a conviction and acquittal?

Jerod Gunsberg answered on May 19, 2011

Yes. In a criminal case, a unanimous vote is require for both a conviction and an acquittal. If the vote is not unanimous then it is what is known as a "hung jury" (meaning the jury was unable to reach a verdict one way or the other ). After a jury returns no verdict, the prosecutor may re-try... Read more »

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Q: Is it a felony to vandalize a street sign

Jerod Gunsberg answered on May 19, 2011

If the damage to street the street sign is $400 or more, the prosecutor may file the case as felony or a misdemeanor. Whether it is filed as a felony or a misdemeanor, depends on many factors including whether the alleged damage is significantly more than $400, whether the person accused has prior... Read more »

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