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1  Apparent acquittal and deferment.
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2  With an apparent acquittal it's different.
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3  "Apparent acquittal and deferment," said the painter.
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4  When the acquittal is passed the judges are already aware that re-arrest is likely.
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5  I don't think there's anyone at all who could do anything to get an absolute acquittal.
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6  Absolute acquittal is the best, of course, only there's nothing I could do to get that sort of outcome.
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7  I repeat, this doesn't require so much effort as getting an apparent acquittal, but it probably requires a lot more attention.
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8  You clearly don't think an apparent acquittal offers much advantage," said the painter, "perhaps deferment would suit you better.
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9  I don't mean by this that the defendant is never free, he's never free in the proper sense of the word with an apparent acquittal either.
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10  Of course not," said the painter, "the second acquittal is followed by the third arrest, the third acquittal by the fourth arrest and so on.
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11  The trial will always start over again," said the painter, "but there is, once again as before, the possibility of getting an apparent acquittal.
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12  Seen from outside it can sometimes seem that everything has been long since forgotten, the documents have been lost and the acquittal is complete.
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13  When that happens, nothing has changed except that the case for your innocence, for your acquittal and the grounds for the acquittal have been made stronger.
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14  Moreover, you said earlier that the judges can be influenced personally but now you insist that an absolute acquittal, as you call it, can never be attained through personal influence.
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15  If there's an absolute acquittal all proceedings should stop, everything disappears from the process, not just the indictment but the trial and even the acquittal disappears, everything just disappears.
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16  That's right," said the painter, "but only apparently free or, to put it a better way, temporarily free, as the most junior judges, the ones I know, they don't have the right to give the final acquittal.
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17  And as I'm in such good contact with the court I can also tell you how the difference between absolute and apparent acquittal is described, just in a superficial way, in the directives to the court offices.
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18  You can get either of them if I help you, but it'll take some effort of course, the difference between them is that apparent acquittal needs concentrated effort for a while and that deferment takes much less effort but it has to be sustained.
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19  I've been talking here as if there's a long delay between apparent acquittal and re-arrest, that is quite possible and I do know of cases like that, but it's just as likely that the defendant goes home after he's been acquitted and finds somebody there waiting to re-arrest him.
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20  Compared with an apparent acquittal, deferment has the advantage that the defendant's future is less uncertain, he's safe from the shock of being suddenly re-arrested and doesn't need to fear the exertions and stress involved in getting an apparent acquittal just when everything else in his life would make it most difficult.
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