Is it against the law for a juror to contact the defendant in his case after the trial was over and the case dismissed?

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Is it against the law for a juror to contact the defendant in his case after the trial was over and the case dismissed?

Asked on November 21, 2011 under Criminal Law, California

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B Elaine Jones / The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

It is not against the law for a juror to contact the defendant in his case after the trial is over and the case is dismissed.  However, if the juror is harassing the defendant then that is not legal and the juror could potentially face some criminal charges in the state of Florida.  It could also potentially be a reason for the defendant to seek a civil injunction against the juror. 


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