How does a criminal trial proceed in New York?
Being charged with a crime is undoubtedly a frightening and confusing experience. Those accused of a crime may have many questions about what will happen to them. This post will attempt to explain, in general, how the criminal trial process works in New York.First, the jurors will enter the courtroom. They will be asked whether they can be fair and impartial and, if they cannot, they may not serve as a juror. Also, the defense and the prosecution can object to a juror under certain circumstances. After the required number of jurors has been reached, they will be sworn in. The judge will then inform them about how the trial will proceed, basic legal principals and what their duty is as a juror.After that, an opening statement will be made [...]