Repugnant Verdict Law and Legal Definition

Repugnant verdicts refer to a verdict that contradicts itself since the defendant is convicted and acquitted of different crimes having identical elements in the same transaction. Sometimes the inconsistency occurs in a single verdict (repugnant verdict), and sometimes it occurs in two separate verdicts (repugnant verdicts). These types of verdicts are not permissible. This term is mainly used in New York.

Log In