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criminal trial - Stages of a Criminal Trial There are eight...

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Stages of a Criminal Trial There are eight stages in the criminal trial process. The first stage in the criminal trial is the trial initiation. Trial initiation should occur soon after one has been charged with a crime. Every citizen has the right to a public speedy trial. On occasion, criminals are freed because they have waited in custody for a trial for more then a specified time. The Speedy Trial Act was created to help prevent those charged with a crime from waiting ridiculous amounts of time for a trial. The trial initiation process assures that the trial will begin within a reasonable date. The second stage in the criminal trial process is jury selection. The jury ultimately decides the fate of the defendant. Under the Sixth Amendment, everyone has the right to an impartial jury. A jury pool is recruited and bought to court for selection. The selection begins with the idea to find a jury who is unbiased to a particular case. If a juror is chosen, they may be challenged by an attorney and dismissed. Over time, juries are chosen carefully to avoid biases such
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