Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Jury Duty

If we are charged with a crime our constitution gives each of us a right to a trial by a jury of our peers. This is one of our best protections from an over zealous government prosecutors’.  Regrettably many people try to get out of Jury Duty because it is an inconvenience.

To sit on a jury is a sacred trust to weigh evidence and decide according to the law some one to be guilty or not guilty of a crime. That can be a confusing and difficult task. Someone may a have done the deed but did so with in the law so not guilty of the crime. Sometimes a jury gets hung up when one or more do not agree with the rest.

No matter which way the verdict goes there will be people who do not understand how such a verdict could be reached.  If you are called to jury duty consider it an honor to participate in our justice system and provide a fellow citizen with justice that is fair, guilty or not.

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