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    No, they can't (or couldn't, I don't know if the new act applies to Scotland, I don't think it does). A 'not proven' verdict legally means that you have not been convicted of the crime, and has the same legal effect as a final acquittal.
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    (Original post by Chrism)
    No, they can't (or couldn't, I don't know if the new act applies to Scotland, I don't think it does). A 'not proven' verdict legally means that you have not been convicted of the crime, and has the same legal effect as a final acquittal.
    I think this is due to the culture where your assumed innocent until proven otherwise. perhaps if there was no assumption either way and therefore both sides had to fight to prove innocence/guilt. through that way, a "not proven" verdict would probably make a lot more sence and retrials wouldnt be such an issue? sounds a bit regimistic though
 
 
 
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