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thank you--you are sure that the defendant would win on directed verdict?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 4 years ago.
Welcome and thank you for your question!

The judge always has the discretion to not rule on a directed verdict motion and, instead, give the defendant the chance to present its defense.

Remember, if at the end of the case the prosecutor does not prove the elements of its case beyond a reasonable doubt, the defendant automatically wins. That's for sure.

~~ J.B.