While many may be unfamiliar with Jury Investigations, if you or are loved one has had a guilty verdict rendered against you by a jury of your peers it may be one of your best chances to get another chance at justice. Handing over the results of a successful jury investigation to an attorney can provide them with ammunition necessary to advocate for their client.
Many times your defense team can work hard building your case, but you still fail to prevail in the courtroom. One of the biggest factors involved in these perplexing situations is the presence of partial or biased jurors. Jurors who may know people involved in the case but have failed to disclose this during the juror screening process known as Voir Dire. Criminal convictions and civil suits that go undisclosed during this process can also have a damning effect on the ability of members of a jury to remain neutral.
The United States and Missouri Constitutions recognize the critical nature of a fair and impartial trial by jury. This is one of the ”plainest principles of justice” that we have in our judicial system. Expressions of bias in the jury room can undermine “principles of Fundamental Fairness”.
Jury investigations can help uncover these types of facts related to your case. Skilled and licensed private investigators will use their access to highly coveted databases to uncover information about the jurors in question. After compiling dossiers on the subjects, the investigators begin following leads, contacting individuals, looking for inconsistencies in statements, and building an argument the jury in your case deprived you of your right to a to a fair and impartial trial.
If you are a criminal defense attorney or a post-conviction litigant in need of experts to assist you with a jury investigation to give you or your client the best chances of success at trial or on a post-conviction appeal, contact us we can help you!