When you are accused of a sex offense in Georgia, the best possible outcome is for the case to be dismissed by either the prosecutor or the judge. Unfortunately, a trial is not always avoidable. Therefore, from the very beginning, we are preparing each case as if we will be going to trial.
We use the leading jury consultants in the field who will work with us for months to prepare our cases for trial.
They will set up mock trials and focus groups for us to test our defense presentation and allow us to hear feedback so we can fine-tune our trial strategy. We will carefully craft what we believe to be a strong and effective defense strategy. However, we also want to see how receptive real people from a particular jurisdiction will be to our arguments, evidence, and even to our clients’ testimony. To gain this insight, we will often arrange to conduct these focus groups and mock trials in the jurisdiction where the trial will take place. That way, we can get a good sense as to how our potential jurors will respond to our case well before we get to trial.
When we hire a jury consultant, this is not someone who just shows up when we select the jury. We work with this legal expert for months. They assist us in learning the demographics and important factors of our potential jury pool. They scrutinize whether media coverage may have tainted our potential jurors’ minds against our client and whether a motion for a change of venue is appropriate.
A jury consultant will also assist us in preparing relevant questions for potential jurors, which will help bring any conscious and unconscious biases to light.
I thank God that my stepmother found him and he became a big part of our life and the outcome of my sons’ life. My son was accused falsely and we all went through absolute hell but we had comfort in knowing that Brody was on our side and fighting for us every day.