Also called “Voir Dire,” Juror Vetting is the process of interviewing potential jury members prior to the start of trial so that you are left with as impartial a jury as possible. Lawyers and judges take part in the process.
Jury Vetting is a very complex process. The attorneys for the prosecution and the defense are given a limited number of strikes, depending on the jurisdiction, that will allow them to remove jurors that they feel will not be useful to them in coming to a verdict. Attorneys may also have “challenge for cause” arguments in addition to the unconditional “peremptory challenges” to further screen the jury. The outcome of the case falls directly on the shoulders of this jury, so as an attorney, it is imperative that you know exactly with whom you are dealing before you start vetting jurors from the panel. At ICS, we have expert investigators available to you who will find out everything there is to know about the potential jurors. We ensure that our investigations are carried out discreetly and confidentially, and we offer accurate and reliable results.
Juror Vetting (Juror Selection) Information:
- Reasons for Removing a Juror
- Person is not qualified to serve
- Person is biased or may be opposed to the death penalty in a capital case
- Person may reasonably be suspected of bias
- If a minority juror is removed, the opposing counsel may challenge the strike, after which case a race- or gender-neutral reason must be given for the strike to hold up
- Services that ICS can legally provide to an attorney prior to juror vetting:
- Criminal Records Checks for Convictions
- Religious Background
- Direct Interest in the Case
- Personal Interest or Relation to the Case
- Any publicly accessible information about the person
- Related ICS Services
- Undercover Investigations
- Criminal Investigation Services
- Investigations to Find People
- Background Investigations
- Social Networking Investigations
- Public Records Research
- Comprehensive Information Resources
- Private Investigations (International)
- Private Investigations (United States)
- Personal Investigations
ICS Experience and Expertise:
- Operating since 1967
- Far greater operational reach than any other investigative service in the world
- Built through experience and expertise with a mix of law enforcement and military backgrounds
- All services are performed and billed on an hourly basis.
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Are you in Need?
If you are an attorney, whether for the defense or the prosecution, in an upcoming jury trial, it is crucial that you know everything there is to know about the potential jurors. Any small edge that you can gain to turn the jury in your favor, within the limits of the law, is worth the extra effort. Having a jury that is more likely to relate and sympathize with your client could make the difference in the verdict. Before you begin the jury selection process, call ICS and let us find out all of the available information about each of your potential jurors. Our global network has access to expert investigators throughout the world who can work discreetly and efficiently to discover the truth.