If a state witness knows a juror, what is the next step that the judge suppose to take?

Asked on March 7, 2015 under Criminal Law, Delaware


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Jurors are supposed to be impartial and they are supposed to be asked if they know the defendant or any of the witnesses to be called at trial.  If the juror knows a witness he or she should be excused from the panel.  The attorney for the defendant should make that application as a challenge for cause. 

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