mchapman

Jury

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In a criminal trial, regarding a rape charge, I have 2 questions:

1. There will be 12 jurors. Does a decision need to be unanimous for a conviction?

2. The judge instructed the attorneys to review a 2005 case regarding 'force'. How can I find more about this 2005 case?

Thank you,

M. Chapman

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"There will be 12 jurors. Does a decision need to be unanimous for a conviction?"

While there are rare variations, depending on state, yes.

"How can I find more about this 2005 case?"

Not sure what you expect folks to say with only this info. Ask the attorneys if the judge didn't mention the case name.

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In a criminal case in California, a unanimous agreement of all 12 jurors is required. Regarding the case you are referring to, you would have to obtain the case name. As a good resource, you may want to visit the Criminal Law Center.

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