Criminal Trials

ORS 136.480
Reconsideration of verdict when jury makes mistake as to law

When a verdict is found in which it appears to the court that the jury has mistaken the law, the court may explain the reason for that opinion and direct the jury to reconsider its verdict; but if after such reconsideration the jury finds the same verdict, it must be received. [Formerly 136.690]

Notes of Decisions

Where defendant did not move for reconsideration of verdict but only raised for first time on appeal argument that jury’s verdicts were fatally inconsistent, motion for directed verdict did not preserve as error alleged inconsistency in jury’s verdicts because motion for directed verdict comes before jury renders its verdict. State v. Smith, 101 Or App 483, 791 P2d 500 (1990)


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