Criminal Law- Typical Criminal Trial Scenario
Posted by davidsmith9028 on August 26th, 2014
When you’ve been charged with a crime and you feel stuck in between trials then is the time when criminal lawyer Singapore come to your rescue. In any such situation, you have a choice as you can ask for a bench trial, where an experienced judge decides for your case. You can actually look for jury trial, where people expect that either you are innocent or guilty. Unless you actually ask for special bench trial, jury shall decide your case thereafter.
Everything Starts with the Jury
First of all, your lawyer and the legal prosecutor - the state attorney who is trying to prove that you are guilty before can actually pick 12 people who can judge your case better. Both the lawyers shall then ask a couple of serious question to try to weed off anyone who might not vote sincerely. Any such as process of questioning is called "voir dire” with 12 people to become your jury.
Lawyer Explains your Case Well
After the lawyers select the jury, your trials actually started beginning. The lawyers will actually have a chance to tell the jury that you’re innocent or guilty in order to explain how they shall prove it. The prosecutor goes first as they are called "opening statements."
Your Lawyer actually proves your Case Better
Your lawyer can’t simply tell the jury that you aren’t guilty. During any such period of a trial, your lawyer gives a better evidence to prove your innocence. The prosecutor will actually give an evidence to try and prove your guilt better. Witnesses actually testify for both the sides and the lawyers offer "exhibits" – proper documentation of physical proof to back up their cases. These days, a lot of exhibits are electronic.
Your Case actually goes to the Jury
Both the lawyers actually use "closing statements" in order to speak to the jury before the trial ends. They actually recap various evidences in order to try and convince the jury to vote for your guilt or innocence. A lawyer who thinks that the prosecutor hasn’t really proved a good case can ask to file a motion and can judge to acquit you. The judge may either dismiss your case before it actually goes to the jury or have sent the jury off to "deliberate."
Prosecution can always try Again
In case your jury decides that you’re innocent, the prosecutor can’t just charge you with the same crime again but in case all the 12 people are in total agreement. In case 11 people think you’re innocent and just one person doesn’t agrees can call off for a mistrial situation.
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David Smith is a famous criminal lawyer of Singapore, available on very low service fee. He has won many cases in Singapore court in past 4 years.
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