How is a jury chosen?

Having a trial by jury means that “questions of fact” in your case will be decided by a group of your peers. The jury is chosen from the community in which the alleged crime was committed. People who can potentially serve on the jury are questioned to see if they qualify. From those who qualify, jury members are chosen by the lawyers involved in the case.

Your lawyer will search for jurors who seem to be like-minded and open to certain kinds of ideas. For example, a lawyer may question jurors to see if anyone has committed a crime against them that went unresolved. This is important information, because this person may be biased against anyone he or she sees as a “criminal.” Lawyers also typically ask if the potential juror has previously served on a jury and what kind of verdict he or she gave.

For the knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation that you need when you are facing a criminal trial, contact the Dallas criminal attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.


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