Juror Misconduct Law & Legal Definition


Juror Misconduct means violation of a courtís charge or law by a person who serves the jury. Juror misconduct can take place during trial or in deliberations after trial. The circumstances under which the act of a juror is considered as misconduct are:

1. communicating with outsiders, witnesses, attorneys, bailiffs, or judges about the case;

2. bringing into the jury room information about the case which is not a part evidence; and

3. conducting experiments regarding theories of the case outside the courtís presence.