How many people make up a jury for a misdemeanor assault case? How many of their votes are needed to convict someone?

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  1. Howard A. Schwartz

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    Answered . Six jurors and the vote to convict must
    Be unanimous.

    I have been a criminal defense attorney in New York for almost 25 years. website: Brooklynlaw.net Phone #: 718-208-... more
  2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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    Answered . 6 on both questions. It must be unanimous.


    Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
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  3. Benjamin J Lieberman

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    3

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    Answered . Six and six

  4. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . 6 jurors on a misdemeanor trial (maybe the Judge will select an alternate or 2). All must agree on a verict.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more

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