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 aperson could be fair in a particular case. That person could be a very fair person, but may not be able to decide aparticular case fairly. On the other hand,another person may usually side with a particular side, but just may do so in aparticular situation.
The first rule in jury selection is not to rely onstereotypes. While stereotypes canprovide a good
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The second rule is to get right at what drives thatperson. Get right at
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Select Ohio Jurors With Values Favorable To The Facts OfYour Case
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The third rule is ask jury questions that hit on valuesrelated to the case, without describing the case they will be hearing. The judge may not allow me to ask questionsthat get too close to the facts of the case, so I usually have to becareful. The judge limits questions likethat because he or she does not want me to gather a straw poll on the potentialverdict. Would I like to do that? Of course I would. On the other hand, I would not put too muchstock in that process anyway, as a simplified version of the facts may notmatch that juror’s view of the facts after hearing the evidence. Different jurors focus on differentthings. Sometimes, they ask themselvesif the Defendant is acting the way he or she should be acting in such asituation. This can be a brutalanalysis, as one charged with a crime may be extremely nervous and struggle toget 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 analyzingpeople.
Attorney Daniel Gigiano. Experienced. Aggressive. Dedicated.
Attorney Daniel Gigiano was admitted to the practice of lawin Illinois in 1993. He immediately
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