Ohio Jury Selection by Attorney Daniel Gigiano
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Ohio jury selection is part psychology, part hunch. In a few minutes, attorneys must decide if a person could be fair in a particular case. That person could be a very fair person, but may not be able to decide a particular case fairly. On the other hand, another person may usually side with a particular side, but just may do so in a particular situation.
The first rule in jury selection is not to rely on stereotypes. While stereotypes can provide a good
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The second rule is to get right at what drives that person. Get right at
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Select Ohio Jurors With Values Favorable To The Facts Of Your Case
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The third rule is ask jury questions that hit on values related to the case, without describing the case they will be hearing. The judge may not allow me to ask questions that get too close to the facts of the case, so I usually have to be careful. The judge limits questions like that because he or she does not want me to gather a straw poll on the potential verdict. Would I like to do that? Of course I would. On the other hand, I would not put too much stock in that process anyway, as a simplified version of the facts may not match that juror’s view of the facts after hearing the evidence. Different jurors focus on different things. Sometimes, they ask themselves if the Defendant is acting the way he or she should be acting in such a situation. This can be a brutal analysis, as one charged with a crime may be extremely nervous and struggle to get his or her words out, making it look like they are not acting right. Sometimes, this intuitive approach is telling; other times, it is misleading. Yet, jurors bring in their lifetime of experiences and techniques in analyzing people.
Attorney Daniel Gigiano. Experienced. Aggressive. Dedicated.
Attorney Daniel Gigiano was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois in 1993. He immediately
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