Take in all the information, pro and con, interprit the weakness and strengths of the legal attendants when interpriting the evidence given. Jurors should think for themselves opposed to following the majority; unless some or all have a common sense agreeable reasoning from some if not all. Shoot for your honesty at best!
A jury is there to listen to the evidence given, and to the speeches made by counsel on both sides, and then to decide whether the charge brought against the person or persons on trial has been proved or not. Before a jury considers what its verdict or decision shall be, the judge sums up the whole case in the light of the evidence.
In a criminal case the verdict must be unanimous; that is, all twelve jurors must agree either to "Guilty" or "Not Guilty". If an agreement is come to, the foreman of the jury tells the judge what the verdict is; and the judge sentences or discharges the prisoner in accordance with the verdict. Should the jurors be divided in opinion, so that no verdict can be given, the jury is discharged, and the trial is held over again with a new jury.
by chipsball 6 years ago
The most important phase of this criminal trial will be the selection of six (6) jurors and (4) alternate jurors who will determine the outcome. Selecting jurors who can set aside their feelings towards either the State of Florida or the Defense, listen to the testimony that only comes from the...
by chipsball 5 years ago
Having survived the "Rites of Passage of an African-American Teenager in America" myself as a teenager and having raised four African-Americans teenagers in America I feel so blessed today that none of them ever encountered George Zimmerman. Nor having them ever being judged by the jurors...
by Kathryn L Hill 4 years ago
One would assume there are many ways to rectify (or avoid) judicial incompetence. The primary way way is to select quality judges and jurors in the first place. Quality judges come from education. Jurors not so much. In fact, jurors are just your run-of-the-mill, educated or not, average Joe and...
by Sooner28 5 years ago
I know I said I wasn't going to post about this again, but this juror's comments are troubling to me.From the Huffington Post:"I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end," she said. "That's where I felt confused, where if a person kills someone,...
by Susan Reid 8 years ago
Have you ever served on a jury trial? If so, what was the charge? What was your experience like -- especially the deliberation and verdict?
by Jack Lee 18 months ago
Was justice served in this case?
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