Legal Question in Education Law in Virginia

If a witness/victim in case lets the Commonwealth Attorney aware they know a juror, shouldn't the juror be removed? If not removed, it is not purjury if the juror is not honest about knowing the victim/witness under oath? What can be done about it?

Asked on 10/07/10, 8:17 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael Hendrickson Law Office Michael E. Hendrickson

Yes, normally, it would seem so.

Yes, if the juror intentionally lied under oath in answering a question as to

his or her knowing the victim, the juror could be liable to a charge of perjury.

Ask the prosecutor (or his or her supervisor) why the matter has not

been the subject of appropriate actions to punish the alleged perjurer and

to correct a possibly biased verdict(if appropriate).

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Answered on 10/14/10, 7:57 am

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