It is the final decision by the jury. Juries may find a defendant “guilty” or “not guilty” of each crime charged. A finding of not guilty means that the jury was not convinced that the defendant was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. There is no such thing as a verdict of “innocent.” When the defendant is found not guilty it is called an acquittal. The defendant who is acquitted can never be tried again for the same crime-this is called double jeopardy.   

If the defendant is found guilty, he or she will be sentenced.

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