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Idaho Rules of Evidence Rule 606. Juror's Competency as a Witness.

(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)  During an Inquiry into the Validity of a 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; the effect of anything on that juror’s or another juror’s vote; or any juror’s mental processes concerning the verdict or indictment.

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

 

(2) Exceptions.  A juror may testify about whether:

 

(A) extraneous prejudicial information was improperly brought to the jury’s attention;

(B) an outside influence was improperly brought to bear on any juror; or

(C) the jury determined any issue by resort to chance; or

(D) a mistake was made in entering the verdict on the verdict form.

    

(Adopted March 26, 2018, effective July 1, 2018.)

 

As the Third Branch of Government, we provide access to justice through the timely, fair, and impartial resolution of cases.

 

Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Joel D. Horton
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice G. Richard Bevan
Justice John R. Stegner



Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge Molly J. Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello

 

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