If your case goes to trial (statistics report only about 1-2 percent of all cases are not settled and go to trial), you will want an experienced and highly regarded atorney to represent you. In choosing a “jury trial” rather than a judge trial, it is critical that the jurors who are selected are sympathetic to the defense case.
Who are the potential jurors that are likely to be sympathetic?
- Blue collar workers
- Those who have had traffic tickets and fought them
- Retired military personnel (noncommissioned)
- Middle-class to lower-class individuals
- Country music lovers
- Easygoing, sociable and happy individuals
- Those who drink beer or bourbon and who admit to drinking at least two drinks at a time (one sitting)
- Individuals who seem under-dressed when they come to Court
- Individuals who are not judgmental
- Individuals who are not otherwise into physical fitness
- Lastly, we will likely avoid choosing jurors who are in the insurance, engineering, computer and medical professions