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4. And many legal experts
Wed May 29, 2024, 09:41 PM
May 29

Think that quick verdicts tend to be bad verdicts, and longer deliberations demonstrate a sound and fair consideration of the case presented to them. If it drags out too long, of course that indicates trouble; however, with a complicated case or one that has a great number of charges to consider, a few days or even a week of deliberation is considered the sign of a diligent jury.

I wouldn't worry about it unless it goes longer than a week.

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