Mistrial Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Mistrial, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Mistrial?

(n) Mistrial is the declaration by a judge terminating or otherwise discontinuing the trial for any reasons by which the trial could not be continued in that court. Mistrial is ordered when the court fail to conclude the case within the allotted time, procedural errors, prejudication buy judge, attorney etc.