Nevada Jury Instructions: Reading Back Testimony

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READING BACK TESTIMONY

If, during your deliberation, you should desire to be further informed on any point of law or hear again portions of the testimony, you must reduce your request to writing signed by the foreman. The officer will then return you to court where the information sought will be given to you in the presence of the parties or their attorneys.

Read backs of testimony are time consuming and are not encouraged unless you deem it a necessity. Should you require a read back, you must carefully describe the testimony to be read back so that the court report can arrange her notes. Remember, the court is not a liberty to supplement the evidence.

NEV. J.I. 11.02

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