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.
Voir Dire - (French for "to speak the truth") The process by which citizens are questioned before being selected to hear evidence as jurors.
2. The Trial
3. The Judge's Charge
The Judge instructs the jury as to what laws apply to the case and what those laws mean.
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.
5. The Verdict
The jury returns to the courtroom and the foreperson announces the decision. The attorneys may ask that the jury be polled.