tampering with jury


tampering with jury
Contacting a member or members of a jury for the purpose of influencing their action as jurors, sometimes including bribery or corruption. 39 Am J1st New Tr § 105.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • tampering with jury — Embracery. The act of attempting to influence a juror corruptly by promises, threats, persuasions, entreaties, money or any other means except the production of evidence in open court. Such act is a criminal offense. See e.g. 18 U.S.C.A. No.No.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jury tampering — See tampering with jury …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • jury tampering — The crime of attempting to influence a jury through any means other than presenting evidence and argument in court, such as conversations about the case outside the court, offering bribes, making threats, or asking acquaintances to exert their… …   Law dictionary

  • Jury tampering — is the crime of unduly attempting to influence the composition and/or decisions of a jury during the course of a trial. The means by which this crime could be perpetrated can include attempting to discredit potential jurors to ensure they will… …   Wikipedia

  • Jury (England and Wales) — In the legal jurisdiction of England and Wales, there is a long tradition of jury trial that has evolved over centuries.HistoryThe English jury has its roots in two institutions that date from before the Norman conquest in 1066. The inquest, as a …   Wikipedia

  • Jury — A jury a sworn body of persons convened to render a rational, impartial verdict (a finding of fact on a question) officially submitted to them by a court, or to set a penalty or judgment. A trial in which a jury decides the verdict is known as a… …   Wikipedia

  • jury — A certain number of men and women selected according to law, and sworn (jurati) to inquire of certain matters of fact, and declare the truth upon evidence to be laid before them. This definition embraces the various subdivisions of juries; as… …   Black's law dictionary

  • jury — A certain number of men and women selected according to law, and sworn (jurati) to inquire of certain matters of fact, and declare the truth upon evidence to be laid before them. This definition embraces the various subdivisions of juries; as… …   Black's law dictionary


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