It’s rarely a good sign for the defence if snores are heard

Every legal system occasionally lapses into dormancy, but there is judicial sympathy towards somnolence

19th February, 2017

US president Ronald Reagan once reassured Americans that “I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.”

Anyone feeling sleepy should stop reading now since taking forty winks can have serious legal consequences.

Last week, a jury in the Dublin Circuit Court was discharged after a juror fell asleep 15 minutes into the trial just as prosecuting counsel...

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