Juries have an extremely important role to play within the criminal justice system. A juror has to hear evidence which is presented by the prosecution and defense and must apply the law (as explained by the judge) to the facts which are presented.
Jurors are not supposed to be biased and are not allowed to bring outside knowledge into the courtroom.
Defendants who have been accused of a criminal act must understand what the rules are for the jury who will be deciding their fate. Knowing the requirements and regulations on juror conduct is key to ensuring that jurors do not do anything that could jeopardize the right to a fair trial. A Las Vegas defense lawyer can provide help to defendants in protecting them from biased jurors and in ensuring that the trial process proceeds according to the requirements in place to ensure a fair and unbiased hearing.
Our lawyers at LV Criminal Defense have extensive experience providing representation to defendants who have been charged with crimes. We can help you to decide if a bench trial before a judge or a trial before a jury is most likely to result in a favorable outcome in your case. We can also provide assistance with jury selection and with making sure you put the rules of criminal procedure to work as part of your legal strategy.
Give us a call today if you want assistance with any aspects of your criminal case so we can get to work on representing your interests.
The state of Nevada sets forth many rules of criminal procedure within Title 14 of the Nevada Code. In Title 14, Chapter 175 specifically addresses the essential requirements of a fair trial. There are subsections within Chapter 175 that set rules for different aspects of criminal proceedings, including the conduct of a trial and including the conduct of the jury.
The rules for jury conduct are found within Nevada Revised Statutes sections 175.391 to 175.471. These rules address:
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These rules are very important because they help to protect defendants from a guilty verdict due to juror misconduct. When a defendant believes any rules are being violated, it is important to take proper action.
There are procedures for making sure the jury remains unbiased, and even for having members of the jury excused. A Las Vegas criminal defense attorney can provide assistance, advice, and advocacy on jury relations in order to best protect defendants.
The jury selection process is just the start of the important interactions that you will have with the jury during your criminal case. You need to do everything possible to ensure a jury that is favorable to you, or at least unbiased. Las Vegas defense attorney Nicholas Wooldridge can provide help in the jury selection process and at all phases of your criminal case.
Give us a call today to find out more about the assistance LV Criminal Defense can offer you in trying to convince a jury to acquit when you’re charged with criminal acts.