Monthly Archives: October 2011

Juror Misconduct & Criminal Contempt. In California, Tweet and Go to Jail

In an effort to deal with the ever increasing misuse of social media at trial, the California Legislature amended the criminal contempt definition to include juror misconduct as outlined below.  CA Assembly Bill 141.  Signed into law by Gov. Brown

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How Jurors Decide — Witness Credibility

By Benjamin E. Zuckerman How do jurors reach their verdicts?  It’s simple: they vote for the party whose witnesses they like best.  Early in my career, I handled a criminal defense matter.  The client had been charged with burglarizing a

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