Defendant Dustin James Barral was convicted of two counts of sexual assault with a minor under 14 years of age by a jury. The Supreme Court of Nevada held that the trial court committed a structural error by failing to administer an oath or affrimation to the jury panel prior to commencing voir dire. This error required reversal and a new trial.
Dhalla, Aleem, "Summary of Barral v. State, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 52 (July 23, 2015)" (2015). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 891.