Not Guilty Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Not Guilty, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Not Guilty?

n.1) Request made by the accused during a trial that he is innocent and has not commited the crime for which he is accused and has to give a satisfactory explanation supporting the statement made by him. 2) It is decision given by the judge at the end of a trial that the prosecutor was not able to provide sufficient evidence to prove the accused guilty or that the accused was not of sound mind when he commited the crime and should be released and cannot be charged for the same crime again.