Can a Judge Overturn a Jury's Verdict?

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A judge can overturn a jury's verdict, however a judge is not able to overturn every verdict. A judge may overturn a verdict of guilty. However if they are found not guilty, the verdict will stand. Often the judge will call for a new trial instead of simply overturning the verdict.
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1 Additional Answer
The answer is it depends. In certain cases at certain levels of the court, yes - a judge can overturn a jury's verdict. This is especially true in situations where the judge believes the jury was improperly influenced.
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