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New Hampshire Man Acquitted of Cannabis Felonies Through Jury Nullification

New Hampshire Man Acquitted of Cannabis Felonies Through Jury Nullification

by TheJointBlog September 9, 2014

A New Hampshire man facing felony charges for the cultivation of cannabis was declaredgavel “not guilty” on Friday because the jury found that punishing him would be unjust.
Doug Darrell, who’s 59-years-old, was arrested in 2009 after a National Guard helicopter found that he was cultivating 15 cannabis plants in his backyard. Despite there being undeniable evidence of the plants being grown, and despite Darrell admitting that the plants were his, the jury found him “not guilty” of all charges, effecting acquitting him of the offenses through jury nullification.
Jury nullification is the act of a jury acquitting someone of a charge by finding them “not guilty”, even if the evidence is clear that the individual did in fact commit the alleged crime. By doing this, jurors can literally ignore a law that they find unjust; for example, nonviolent crimes related to the drug war.

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