The right to a trial by jury is protected by the United States Constitution, but this provision only relates to federal trials, not state trials. Traditionally juries are composed of 6-12 members. In order for a decision to be rendered by the jury unanimity is generally required, unless the parties in a case have agreed otherwise.
The judge is tasked with the job of instructing the jury as to the relevant law. However, it is important to note that any party wishing to object to the judge’s instructions on appeal must do so prior to the jury retiring to render a formal decision. If your case goes to trial we highly recommend you contact a Nevada attorney who can apprise you of your rights.
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