California Penal Code Section 1126

CA Penal Code § 1126 (2017)  

In a trial for any offense, questions of law are to be decided by the court, and questions of fact by the jury. Although the jury has the power to find a general verdict, which includes questions of law as well as of fact, they are bound, nevertheless, to receive as law what is laid down as such by the court.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 699, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 2009.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018