No, wait. That verdict doesn't make sense. Laws don't work that way.
I've seen enough of my Thieves' Guild friends sent to prison to know that this should have been a conviction.
But...but it doesn't make any sense!
No! I'm not OK, this whole trial made NO SENSE!
We WERE guilty! It should have been a guilty verdict! I can understand if they wanted to reduce the sentence due to the circumstances, but it should have been a guilty verdict.
Oh, never mind, I don't know why I'm bothering.
Wait--Elan, what did you just say?
Oh my gods, Elan! That's it! Elan, you're a genius!
[and as a sidenote, the key to solving this one turned out to look like "THEQUICKBROWNFX"...]