Quantcast
Home / Opinion Digests / Criminal Practice / Criminal Practice – Judges – Jury Instructions – Clerk’s Reading (access required)

Criminal Practice – Judges – Jury Instructions – Clerk’s Reading (access required)

The trial court erred when the judge had the court clerk read a portion of the instructions to the jury. G.S. § 15A-1231(c) plainly states that “the judge must instruct the jury in accordance with G.S. 15A-1232[.]” However, we find no prejudice to defendant because (1) the judge instructed the jury to listen to the instructions ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*