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3.12.2 - Charge: Taking a Majority Verdict

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I told you earlier what you should do once you reach a unanimous verdict. The procedure is slightly different if you reach a majority verdict.

My associate will first ask you, [Mr/Madam] foreman, whether the jury has reached a verdict, and what your verdict is. Once you have told [him/her] your verdict [in relation to each charge], my associate will ask you whether you have reached the verdict unanimously, or by a majority of eleven [10 or 9] of you. It is your job, [Mr/Madam] foreman, to answer that question.

You need only tell my associate if your verdict was reached unanimously or by a majority. The identity of the minority juror is irrelevant. You will not be asked for that information, and you should not reveal it.

 

Last updated: 1 February 2006

See Also

3.12 - Taking Verdicts

3.12.1 - Charge: Taking a Unanimous Verdict

3.12.3 - Charge: Alternative Charges on the Indictment

3.12.4 - Charge: Alternative Charges Not on the Indictment