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RULE 606. COMPETENCY OF JUROR AS WITNESS



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RULE 606. COMPETENCY OF JUROR AS WITNESS

HAWAII

Restyled FEDERAL

(a) At the trial. A member of the jury may not testify as a witness before that jury in the trial of the case in which the member is sitting as a juror. [similar]

(a) At the trial. A juror may not testify as a witness before the other jurors at the trial. If a juror is called to testify, the court must give a party an opportunity to object outside the jury’s presence.

(b) Inquiry into validity of verdict or indictment. Upon an inquiry into the validity of a verdict or indictment, a juror may not testify

(b) Inquiry into validity of verdict or indictment.

(1) Prohibited Testimony or Other Evidence.

During an inquiry into the validity of a verdict or indictment, a juror may not testify about




any statement made or incident that occurred during the jury’s deliberations;

concerning the EFFECT of anything upon the juror's or any other juror's mind or emotions as influencing the juror to assent to or dissent from the verdict or indictment or

the effect of anything on that juror’s or another juror’s vote; or any juror’s mental processes concerning the verdict or indictment.

concerning the juror's mental processes in connection therewith.

The court may not receive a juror’s affidavit or evidence of a juror’s statement on these matters.







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