A sudden and overwhelming emergency, beyond the court’s and parties’ control, that makes conducting a trial or reaching a fair result impossible and that therefore authorizes the granting of a mistrial.
? The standard of manifest necessity must be met to preclude a defendant from successfully raising a plea of former jeopardy after a mistrial. [Cases: Double Jeopardy 99. C.J.S. Criminal Law ¡ì 230.]
What is the preferred translation of the term manifest necessity by Chinese lawyers?
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