January 9, 2014
- 110 Criminal Law
- 110XX Trial
- 110XX(J) Issues Relating to Jury Trial
- 110k855 Misconduct of or Affecting Jurors
- 110k855(1) k. In General.
When confronted with a situation involving a juror who appears to have fallen asleep during trial, counsel has a duty to bring the matter to the attention of the trial court and the trial court has a duty to awaken the juror.
Mathis v. State, S.E.2d 308 (Ga. 2013)
Submitted by Kara Boucher, Principal Attorney Editor; Thomson Reuters, Eagan, Minn.