2017 ORS 136.480¹
Reconsideration of verdict when jury makes mistake as to law

When a verdict is found in which it appears to the court that the jury has mistaken the law, the court may explain the reason for that opinion and direct the jury to reconsider its verdict; but if after such reconsideration the jury finds the same verdict, it must be received. [Formerly 136.690]

Notes of Decisions

Where defendant did not move for reconsidera­tion of verdict but only raised for first time on ap­peal argu­ment that jury’s verdicts were fatally inconsistent, mo­tion for di­rected verdict did not preserve as error alleged inconsistency in jury’s verdicts because mo­tion for di­rected verdict comes before jury renders its verdict. State v. Smith, 101 Or App 483, 791 P2d 500 (1990)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 136—Criminal Trials, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors136.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 136, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano136.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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