Juries have a extensive role in our society as they function in both civil and criminal matters. The right to a jury trial in the United States is a valuable and crucial component of our justice system. Jury duty provides Americans with an important opportunity to serve their community. While it is the primary role of jurors to determine the facts of the evidence in the case as presented, juries in Georgia provide a variety of functions in addition to arriving at a verdict.
Jurors generally perform similar functions in both civil and criminal trials. They listen to the sum of evidence presented at trial. Once all of the evidence is presented at trial, jury members deliberate by discussing the evidence with other jurors and deciding the facts of the case based upon only the evidence presented at trial, whether such evidence is real, documentary or testimonial.
Jurors apply the law to the facts that they establish in their role as jury members. Jurors must refrain from participating in any investigative activity independent of their jury participation. Jurors also determine the amount of money damages in civil cases. Jurors decide the issue of a defendant’s guilt in criminal cases by reaching a verdict.
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