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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. Selection of the Jury Jurors called for the voir dire. Jurors challenged, for cause and peremptory. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Steps in a Jury Trial


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STEPS IN A JURY TRIAL

  • Selection of the Jury

  • The Trial

  • The Judge's Charge

  • Deliberation

  • The Verdict


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STEPS IN A JURY TRIAL

  • Selection of the Jury

    • Jurors called for the voir dire.

    • Jurors challenged, for cause and peremptory.

    • Challenged jurors return to the jury room and the selected jurors are sworn.

Voir Dire - (French for "to speak the truth") The process by which citizens are questioned before being selected to hear evidence as jurors.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.