Social Media and Juror Misconduct in Sarasota FL
http://www.mallardlawfirm.com In this video, Sarasota trial lawyer Damian Mallard discusses juror misconduct. During a recent car accident negligence case Damian tried in Sarasota, a member of the jury was dismissed due to his social media actions. The jury had been clearly instructed by the judge to NOT have any contact with parties or witnesses involved in the case. Jacob Jock, the juror, almost immediately sent a friend request to the defendent in the case via a social media site. Not only was he dismissed from the jury, but was later charged with contempt of court and served 3 days in jail in addition to having to pay his prosecution fees. For more information on juror misconduct in Florida or the Jacob Jock case, please contact Mallard Law Firm at 888-409-3805.
Damian's words of wisdom for those serving on a jury: Listen to the judge.
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