Originally Posted by munchausen
Yeah I don't really know. I've never seen a hung jury before. I would imagine that in a case like this, where a second trial is unlikely
, the judge would make them at least deliberate the better part of a week, but I couldn't say that with any authority.
As for Allen charges, I don't know if Florida uses them or not. I think they are mainly a Federal thing that most states don't use.
What makes you think that Florida would not spend more money in the event of an hung jury.
Pio has predicted manslaughter, and I predicted a hung jury. I've also said the most important factor in the jury decision is not evidence but the juries demographics.
If the retrial, if there is one, has a jury with different demographics the state would have a good chance of winning and no chance of losing to an acquittal.