Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Harlow Cuadra's Trial... Step 1

Harlow Cuadra

With Harlow Cuadra's trial scheduled to begin on February 17, 2009, for the brutal slaying of Bryan Kocis, I thought I'd go ahead and post a guide as to what happens first: jury selection... and how that process is done. Since this is a capital case, Harlow's jury selection alone could easily take a week or more:

1. Jury Procedures
2. Examination and Challenges of the Trial Jurors
3. Juror Information Questionnaire
4. Examination and Challenges of Alternate Trial Jurors
5. Number of Peremptory Challenges
6. Exhaustion of the Jury Panel

Source: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Code