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Won My First Jury Trial

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by peplaw06, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Started Tuesday, finished up Friday. It was a child custody case. The jury was out deliberating for almost 5 hours. I thought I was going to go crazy waiting. It ended up being an 11-1 decision.

    It was a pretty awesome feeling hearing that verdict read in court.
  2. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Congrats :toast:
  3. Avaj

    Avaj Peace Be Still

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    Congrats!! :)
  4. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Confession: I was the sole holdout juror. I didn't like your tie.

    Congrats.
  5. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    :confused: Congrats. Can you expound a little?
  6. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    That's cool, dude!

    I remember when you were just getting started as a professional Ambulance chaser!

    :star:

    Sweet! I'm proud of you...
  7. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Thanks guys.

    CF did you want me to explain why it was only 11-1?? lol I have no idea. Guess I wasn't as convincing as I thought I was. They were deadlocked at 7-5 at one point, and it looked like we were gonna have a hung jury.
  8. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, if I were one of the guys on the jury you would have had one hung juror...even if I was on your side.


    ;)
  9. bbgun

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  10. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    I'm glad you got your child back.
  11. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    11-1 is still a hung jury, that's why I'm cornfused.
  12. Jon88

    Jon88 Benched

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    I thought it was too, and that's a dumb rule IMO. It should be majority wins.
  13. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    Won your first? Remind me not to hire you!:eek: :D


    Seriously, congrats
  14. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Majority rule=lynch mob. Sometimes things are not so obvious to the masses.
  15. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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  16. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    In most civil cases, you only have to have 10 to have a verdict. Criminal cases have to be unanimous to convict.

    Yeah that doesn't sound right. This was my first jury trial, and we won. So I'm 1-0... undefeated ;)
  17. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Congrats on being undefeated!
  18. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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    Congrats and thanks for the clarification.
  19. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    So are you going to marry Mona Lisa now? :D
  20. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    Yes please.

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