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Jury Nullification | 18 Apr 2013

-Rich Paul Found Guilty on All Counts Despite Jury Nullification Defense


RichPaulWe have word that, after deliberating for about 3 hours, the jury returned Guilty verdicts on all five counts in the Rich Paul case this week in New Hampshire. It seems as though the judge in this case gave the jurors some misinformation in his instructions to the jury, stating that they must follow the law as he gave it to them. With both attorneys acknowledging in their closing arguments that the jurors had the right and/or power to acquit the defendant even if they found he had technically violated the law, the judge’s instructions may have confused the issue. We will continue to follow this case for any word of a potential appeal.