The Sixth Amendment February 3, 2008Posted by davegoblog in Cleveland, History, Personal.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district where in the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”
This Monday, I’ll be making my jury duty debut at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in downtown Cleveland. According to Wikipedia, there are only four states (Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina) in the US with Courts of Common Pleas. Stay tuned for my legal tales from the jury box.