Title

Testing the Sufficiency of the Prosecution's Evidence by a Motion for a Judgement of Acquittal

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1978

Editor(s)

Robert M. Cipes (1969-1972), Sidney Bernstein (1972-1976), Irwin Hall (1972-1980) ; updates by Scott M. Daniels, Karen Straus

ISBN

9781579112400

Publisher

Matthew Bender & Company

Language

en-US

Abstract

This chapter describes the procedure for using a motion for judgment of acquittal, sometimes called a directed verdict motion, in a criminal trial. It sets out the legal doctrine surrounding different aspects of the motion, and highlights the strategic choices that use of the motion presents for defense counsel.

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