Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in Baker v. State, No. 18A-CR-1025, 2018 WL 6257066 (Ind. Ct. App. Nov. 30, 2018). The issues we’re going to discuss are how a juror’s internet research establishes a presumption of prejudice and how the presumption is rebutted through juror testimony and the cumulative nature of the evidence.
Summary: Nilgün Aykent Zahour analyzes the juror misconduct issues in the case of People v. Bohl, 2018 COA 152, decided on November 1, 2018. The issues we’re going to discuss are the denial of a motion to access juror contact information to prove juror misconduct after an evidentiary hearing, text messages between a juror’s wife and an attorney which reveal a juror performed outside research, and the finding that a timeline of events is not extraneous evidence.
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? You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in Granada-Ruiz v. Eighth Judicial Dist. Court of the State of Nevada, 134 …