The Future Of Criminal Jury Trials
COVID-19 and the protocol for safety against this virus has changed the landscape of several industries. In the legal sector, too, a lot has changed, and we believe that as courtrooms open up, how we go about various processes and the legal system in general is going to be altered significantly.
Criminal jury trials are set to resume shortly. But the steps and procedures are going to be different. We will see some courtrooms where there are jurors separated from each other by plastic screens. Other courtrooms will have the entire furnishing rearranged. Still others will have witnesses with either clear masks or no masks at all. Irrespective of the process, be careful that your rights are protected! For this, you must ensure that you are receiving a fair trial.
Currently, my business has already been affected due to the over a year pause in jury trials. But, just because criminal trials will resume doesn’t mean that it will be the same as it has always been. There may be several loopholes that people may exploit to get the upper hand, or the judge and jury may miss key elements that could alter the justice they deserve.
As of now, there is a huge backlog of criminal jury trials and we probably won’t catch up for at least four to five years. This has been extremely negative for some and beneficial for others. I can’t imagine anything more frustrating than sitting in jail awaiting a trial. But if you are recently arrested, it’s possible that your bond is a little lower than before the pandemic, and this can be a considerable upside.
For more details about the legal system and procedures during this pandemic, reach out to Byron Morgan at the Law Office of M. Byron Morgan, today! I am a criminal defense lawyer in Jonesboro, Georgia. Whether you need help with negotiations or litigation, I will gladly provide you with zealous representation. What sets me apart from the rest of my competitors is my desire to listen and ability to communicate well. Moreover, I advocate zealously for our clients so that they receive a fair trial.