When was the Bill of Rights written and ratified?
December 15th, 1791.
Which amendment deals with trials and juries?
Find four (4) rights, which the Constitution guarantees every accused criminal. Explain each in your own words. Right to a speedy trial, freedom of speech, right to impartial jury and right to assistance of counsel in nontrial situations http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/JuryService/JurorQualificaitons.aspx
What qualifications does a juror need to have in order to serve on a jury? Qualifications were you have to be a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, resides primarily in the judicial district for one year, be adequately proficient in English to satisfactorily complete the juror qualification form; have no disqualifying mental or physical condition; not currently be subject to felony charges punishable by imprisonment for more than one year and never have been convicted of a felony (unless civil rights have been legally restored) 5.
Where do the names of perspective jurors come from?
They are drawn from property owners and registered voters.
What is the jury selection pool?
This is a method used to determine who will serve on a trial jury.
What are the main steps in a jury trial?
Selection of a Jury, Opening Statements, Presentation of Evidence and Testimony of Witnesses, Closing Arguments, Presentation of Jury Instructions(Charging the Jury) & Deliberation 8.
How many jurors are needed for a criminal trial?
12 jurors and up to 6 alternate jurors may be chosen.
How many jurors are needed for a civil trial?
6 jurors and about 1 or 2 alternate jurors.
What is the difference between a civil trial and a criminal trial? In a criminal trial, the judge will always be present and in a civil trail the judge doesn’t have to be present. 11.
What is the role of an attorney in jury selection?
The attorney’s role may ask the...
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