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Asked in Criminal Law for District of Columbia

Q: How does the news media affect a defendant's right to an impartial jury?

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Daniel Gross
Daniel Gross
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

A: There is no doubt that people tend to believe much of what they hear in the media. In the case of a high-profile case, it is very important to find out of prospective jurors have heard anything about the case, or formed any opinions. This is part of the voir dire process which basically means to speak the truth.

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