Poll the Jury!
As a side note, I once had the almost opposite experience where a jury went from 10-2 for acquittal to 12-0 for conviction in about an hour. That really, really sucked.
. . . is a threat to justice everywhere. I used to be a public defender in Texas. Now, I'm a public defender in Washington. Despite what you may have heard about Texas justice, there's just as much injustice here as there was there. And so I fight. And I rant. About justice, injustice, and life in general. (*Despite the photographic evidence below, I am not Veronica Mars. She is, in fact, smarter than me.)