Venire Facias De Novo Law and Legal Definition
Venire Facias De Novo refers to a judicial order for a new trial after the first trial is declared a mistrial due some impropriety or irregularity in the original jury's return or verdict so that no judgment can be given on it. For example, when the jury has been improperly chosen, or an uncertain, ambiguous or defective verdict has been rendered. The result of a new venire is a new trial. In substance, the writ is a motion for new trial, but when the party objects to the verdict because of an error in the course of the proceeding the form of motion was traditionally for a venire facias de novo.