By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer
Introduction – One Myth About Small Town Juries Addressed – Jury Selection
It is a commonly held belief that potential jurors in small towns are more likely to have multiple inherent conflicts of interest and therefore cannot fairly decide a criminal case. The reason… “everyone knows everyone.” The law does not agree. Knowing a trial participant, the accused, an alleged victim, or a witness in a criminal case, does NOT automatically disqualify a potential juror from sitting on a jury.