No Case to Answer Law and Legal Definition

No case answer refers to a submission made by a defendant or accused in a court, which states that the claim or prosecution is not sufficient for conviction or judgment. The defendant supports his/her submission by pleading that that the case is based on insufficient legal grounds or insufficient factual evidence. A successful no case submission results in the end of a trial and release of the defendant.

No case to answer is heard after prosecution evidence and arguments. In this submission, the accused asks the judge to tell the jury to find that s/he is not guilty.