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Supreme Court Bans Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases

The Supreme Court banned non-unanimous jury verdicts for criminal cases in a recent Supreme Court decision. California already requires unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases, so the decision applies to the remaining two states that allow non-unanimous jury verdicts. Call Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC for a free consultation at 415-390-3900 24/7.

In a recent article published in The New York Times, the Supreme Court ruled against non-unanimous jury verdicts for serious criminal cases. California and the other 47 states that already require unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases helped provide legal weight to the Supreme Court’s decision in banning non-unanimous verdicts in criminal cases for the two states that allowed it. Although there was disagreement among the Justices, ultimately the decision to require unanimous jury verdicts in criminal jury trials was made.

The attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC handle criminal cases at both state and federal levels, up to and including jury trial, appeals and writs. If you or somebody you know are facing trial in a criminal matter, it is imperative to find an experienced attorney to meet those needs. The dedicated team of attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC offers clients two Bay Area office locations in Dublin, California and San Francisco, California.

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