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.
Can the use of a preemptory challenge to strike a juror or alternate juror for bias demonstrate prejudice? You may be surprised. Watch SM JUROR’s video analysis of the juror misconduct issues in State v. McBride, No. 17-0744, 2018 WL 3650299 (Iowa Ct. App. Aug. 1, 2018). Issues involve preemptory challenges to strike an alternate …
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