Missouri Court of Appeals Jury Bias Case

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Yesterday, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District issued an important opinion regarding jury selection. Although the case was a civil medical malpractice action, the Court’s decision will also affect jury selection in criminal cases.

Yesterday, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District issued an important opinion regarding jury selection. In this medical malpractice case, a potential juror expressed a bias in favor of one of the parties. The Court held that when a potential juror indicates a bias and is not asked specific follow-up questions to clearly show that the juror will be impartial to both sides, it is error for that potential juror to sit on the jury and decide the case. Although the case was a civil medical malpractice action, the Court’s decision will also affect jury selection in criminal cases.

Read the full article: http://www.carvercantin.com/jury-selection-in-criminal-cases/

Carver, Cantin & Mynarich are a team of criminal defense attorneys in Springfield, Missouri. The firm has represented clients in over 1,500 cases in the State of Missouri. They are specialists in the areas of white collar criminal defense, sex crimes and sex offender registry defense.

 

 

 

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