Posted: 15-02-2016, 04:14 PM
(This post was last modified: 15-02-2016, 04:22 PM by meh.)
Disclaimer: This only works if you haven't had your first jury duty yet. This was taken from a reddit thread I found, I take no credit.
The Jury can acquit a defendant even if they are all completely certain that they are guilty.
The loop hole is that the Jury can't be punished for their decision - so if the jury disagrees with the law - IE if someone is guilty but the law is stupid.
They can acquit them.
You'll be asked by a judge/lawyer when you first take jury duty if you know about jury nullification, say you do, and explain it, they'll blacklist you and never will summon you for jury duty again.
IF YOU KNOW ABOUT IT AND SAY YOU DON'T WHEN ASKED, YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAW YOURSELF!
Yes, this means if you do it right the amount of times you'll ever have to serve jury duty will be one.
Edit: Keep in mind, if you mention it/bring it up, you'll fuck it up and will be summoned for jury duty later. Example:
"Pro tip - don't scream that out in open court, rather, approach the bench and tell the judge. If you scream it fir everyone to hear, you might have tainted the entire jury pool and piss off the judge something fierce. Don't want the judge holding you in contempt."