How many times can a person be retried for murder on a hung jury? 7 Answers as of December 27, 2013

They called a hung jury and now are trying to retry.

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
3 times.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 12/27/2013
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
If you have a hung jury then the case can be tried again over and over until the prosecutor gets tired of taking the case to trial. It is very rare to have more than one hung jury, but it happened to John Gotti.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 11/25/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
As many times as they want; but usually they give up after 2 or 3 tries.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/25/2013
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
As many times as the prosecutor wants.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/25/2013
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
Usually until the D.A.'s office gives up.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/25/2013
    Cramer Cramer LLC | Aric Cramer
    When a jury "hangs" a mistrial is declared. The legal effect is as if the trial had never taken place so the State is able to re-try the case again. If the jury were to hang again, the State could try it again. As long as there is no conviction and no acquittal the State can have as many trials as they like.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 11/21/2013
    Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
    Hammerschmidt Broughton Law | Mark A. Broughton
    Until the DA decides not to try the case again, or until a settlement agreement is reached.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/21/2013
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