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Rule 285. Jury May Communicate With Court


The jury may communicate with the court by making their wish known to the officer in charge, who shall inform the court, and they may then in open court, and through their foreman, communicate with the court, either verbally or in writing. If the communication is to request further instructions, Rule 286 shall be followed.

Source: Art. 2197, unchanged. The last sentence is added.

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.


Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984