The jury selection process in a criminal case is critical. Both the defense and prosecution try to obtain favorable jurors, while the court is supposed to ensure that the process is fair. Without jurors at least willing to consider your position, the law and facts become meaningless.
Jury Selection in Criminal Cases
The right to trial by jury in criminal cases is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as the laws of every state.
Discrimination in Jury Selection
During jury selection in a criminal trial, the prosecution and defense have the opportunity to remove potential jurors whom they don’t want on the jury.