What if we do not understand the jury instructions?

You may take written copies of the jury instructions to the jury room with you. If you do not understand the instructions, you may ask the judge to explain them to you. It is usually best to put your questions in writing and ask the bailiff to give them to the judge, since the judge will discuss the questions with the attorneys before answering them.

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1. What happens after the closing arguments?
2. Will anyone be in the jury room besides the jury?
3. What is the first thing we do?
4. What if we do not understand the jury instructions?
5. How should we conduct our deliberations?
6. Do we all have to agree?
7. What should we do after we have reached our verdict?