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Can a judge overrule a jury?

Is this possible and has it ever occurred? I feel like the jury for my son's case was extremely biased and possibly even racist towards my son.

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    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    The defense attorney selected the jury, correct? Then, the judge will not be nullifying a verdict. You need to retain an appellate attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 3/12/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    A judge can set aside a jury verdict but the judge has to have solid legal grounds to do so.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/12/2013
    Jared Austin | Austin Legal Services, PLC
    909 N. Washington Ave.
    Lansing, MI 48906
    (517) 614-1983
    The trial judge does not have authority to overturn a jurys verdict. If they did, then the whole jury process would be rather meaningless if the judge could just insert his own verdict in the end anyway. If you believe that were problems in your son's case or a problem with the jury, retain an appellate attorney to review the trial transcripts for any issues that could be appealed. What makes you think they were biased against your son or racist anyway since the jury doesnt really talk or say anything during the trial? Just because they reached a decision that you didnt like doesnt make them racist or biased.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/11/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    The judge might grant a motion for new trial.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 3/11/2013
    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    The judge will be asked to set aside the verdict but that almost never happens. I doubt that it has anything to do with race, it has to do with the jury finding that he was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The relatives always see the evidence through different eyes and every son lies to his mother and every mother believes him. They could be innocent sometimes, but I do not know any of the facts of your case, I only know that it is likely that you are not impartial or able to judge such matters in an unbiased fashion.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 3/11/2013
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