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Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in Brooks v. State, No. 73730-COA, 2018 WL 6134216 (Nev. App. Nov. 19, 2018). The issue we’re going to discuss is whether prejudice exists when jurors hear another juror, who wants to be excused, blurt out that he will find the defendant guilty, regardless of the evidence.

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Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in Martz v. State, No. 13-17-00382-CR, 2018 WL 3655437 (Tex. App. Aug. 2, 2018).  The issues we’re going to discuss are whether an alternate juror’s presence in the jury room during deliberations amounts to improper communications and juror misconduct, the importance of considering less drastic alternatives before moving for a mistrial and issue preservation.

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesIf the trial court sua sponte declares a mistrial due to a juror’s internet research of legal terms, does double jeopardy bar a retrial on the same charges? You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in Granada-Ruiz v. Eighth …

If the trial court sua sponte declares a mistrial due to a juror’s internet research of legal terms, does double jeopardy bar a retrial on the same charges? Read More »

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Share SM JUROR podcast episodes & videos with your colleaguesDoes an alternate juror’s presence in the jury room during deliberations result in improper communications and juror misconduct? You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in Martz v. State, No. 13-17-00382-CR, 2018 WL 3655437 (Tex. App. Aug. 2, 2018). …

Does an alternate juror’s presence in the jury room during deliberations result in improper communications and juror misconduct? Read More »