Steps in a Jury Trial by xiw67167

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									Steps in a Jury Trial
STEPS IN A JURY TRIAL

   Selection of the Jury
   The Trial
   The Judge's Charge
   Deliberation
   The Verdict
  STEPS IN A JURY TRIAL

1. Selection of the Jury
                                    Voir Dire - (French for "to speak the truth")
                                    The process by which citizens are questioned
     Jurors called for the voir dire.
                                    before being selected to hear evidence as
                                    jurors.

     Jurors challenged, for cause and peremptory.
     Challenged jurors return to the jury room and
      the selected jurors are sworn.
  STEPS IN A JURY TRIAL
2. The Trial
   The Judge may deliver remarks to the Jury.
   The attorneys give their opening speeches.
   Witnesses are called for direct and cross-
    examination and exhibits are presented.
   When all of the evidence has been presented,
    the attorneys give summing up, or closing
    arguments.
 STEPS IN A JURY TRIAL

3. The Judge's Charge

 The Judge instructs the jury as to what laws
 apply to the case and what those laws mean.
  STEPS IN A JURY TRIAL

4. Deliberation

 The jury goes into a private room to discuss
 the case and reach a decision. They may
 talk to no one except the Judge if they have
 questions.
  STEPS IN A JURY TRIAL

5. The Verdict

   The jury returns to the courtroom and the
   foreperson announces the decision. The
   attorneys may ask that the jury be polled.

								
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