A person who, with intent to influence the official action of a juror, communicates directly or indirectly with the juror other than as part of the proceedings in a case, or harasses or alarms the juror is guilty of unlawful harassment of and communication with a juror.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE CHARGED
The State’s burden of proof is satisfied if the evidence shows, beyond a reasonable doubt, the following essential elements:
1) On or about [month] [day] [year], in [County], North Dakota,
2) The Defendant, _______________;
3) Intended to influence the official action of the juror; and
4) [Communicated directly or indirectly with the juror, other than as part of the proceedings in a case] [Harassed or alarmed the juror].
"Juror" means a grand juror or a petit juror and includes a person who has been drawn or summoned to attend as a prospective juror, and any referee, arbitrator, umpire, or assessor authorized by law to hear and determine any controversy.
Conduct directed against the juror's spouse or other relative residing in the same household with the juror shall be deemed conduct directed against the juror.