California Criminal Jury Instructions (CALCRIM) (2017)

3577. Instructions to Alternate on Submission of Case to Jury

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3577.Instructions to Alternate on Submission of Case to Jury
To the alternate juror[s]: The jury (will soon begin/is now) deliberating,
but you are still [an] alternate juror[s] and are bound by my earlier
instructions about your conduct.
Do not talk about the case or about any of the people or any subject
involved in it with anyone, not even your family or friends[, and not
even with each other]. Do not have any contact with the deliberating
jurors. Do not decide how you would vote if you were deliberating. Do
not form or express an opinion about the issues in this case, unless you
are substituted for one of the deliberating jurors.
New January 2006; Revised June 2007
Instructional Duty
This instruction is provided for the court to use at its discretion.
3578–3589. Reserved for Future Use