Should a juror, who fell asleep several times during trial, be discharged for good cause? You may be surprised.
Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in People v. Catalan, No. F070809, 2018 WL 3968918 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 20, 2018). Issues involve sleeping juror, length of time juror was asleep, good cause to excuse juror, inattentive juror, admonishments, and refusal to hold evidentiary hearing.
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Don’t let juror misconduct taint your next verdict…