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Criminal Law: The O’Rama exception

What should happen when the jury comes back with questions during deliberations? The trial judge is required to take several steps to notify the parties and respond to the jury. Failure to comply with the statute will implicate the holding in People v O’Rama, 78 NY2d 270, a 1991 Court of Appeals decision. This gets into ...