What Is a Hung Jury?

The right to have our criminal case heard by a jury of our peers is a fundamental element of our judicial system in the United States. Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure state that a defendant has the right to a trial by jury.  In misdemeanor cases, the juries consist of eight individuals. Felony cases have… read more

What If I Don’t Show Up for Jury Duty?

If you’re selected to serve on a jury in Cincinnati, you’ll get a notice in the mail from Hamilton County Courts.  You can postpone it once, but if you keep putting it off you’re risking jail time and heavy fines. What’s Ohio’s Penalty for Missing Jury Duty? According to the Ohio Bar Association, you could… read more