How Is a Jury Picked for a Criminal Case in Tennessee?

If you are currently facing criminal charges in the State of Tennessee you will eventually need to decide, along with the advice and guidance of your Tennessee criminal defense attorney, whether to accept a plea agreement or take your case to trial. As the defendant in a criminal prosecution you have an absolute right to take your case to a jury trial wherein the jury will decide your fate. There are a number of factors that should go into making such an important decision; however, before you and your attorney evaluate those factors as they apply to your case you should make sure you have a clear understanding of who will be deciding your fate. The Constitution of the United States says you have a right to a “jury of your peers.” What exactly does that mean and how is a jury picked for a criminal case in Tennessee? The United States operates under a federalist form of government, meaning we have a strong central government (federal government) as well as numerous smaller governme


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