Can a judge ever overturn a jury decision? 3 Answers as of July 11, 2013

Can a judge ever overturn a jury decision? ? Casey Anthony case is an example. Still in shock. Can the judge do anything to right this wrong jury decision?

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The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones
The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones | B. Elaine Jones
Dear Sir/Madam - Yes a Judge can overrule a jury decision, but only if it does not comport with the the law. In this case, the verdict comported with the law so he was not going to overrule their decision. He did give her the maximum that he could give her. As much as I think Casey knows what happened to Caylee, the prosecution as hard as they worked just could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt the theory that they put forth.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 7/7/2011
Pontrello Law
Pontrello Law | William Pontrello
Yes, but its very seldom done.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 7/11/2013
Michael D. Fluke, P.A.
Michael D. Fluke, P.A. | Michael D. Fluke
A criminal trial judge may not overturn an acquittal. They do have the power to grant a new trial on a conviction.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 7/7/2011
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