Saturday, August 7, 2010

Can alternate jurors deliberate in California Superior Court criminal cases?

Alternate jurors do not participate in the deliberations on a verdict. After the closing arguments of the attorneys and the court鈥檚 final instructions, the alternates may be excused, and may go home or back to work to await the verdict. However, until the verdict is returned the alternates are not allowed to talk to anyone about the case.

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