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5 Possible Ways to Get Kicked Off a Jury

While most of us dread jury duty, it is possible to get kicked off a jury after you've been selected. Jurors are sometimes excused even in the middle of trial, as happened to three jurors in the Jodi Arias murder case, ABC News reports.

While your goal as a good juror should be to pay attention and impartially evaluate a case, there are many possible ways to get kicked off a jury in Arizona.

Here are five of the most common reasons for a juror to be excused:

What to Expect at Your Phoenix Criminal Trial

Getting arrested for a crime and facing a Phoenix criminal law trial is an extremely stressful event. That is why it is extremely important to familiarize yourself with the process of a criminal trial if your case is being heard in court.

The purpose of a trial is for a jury of your peers to examine the evidence against you and determine if you committed the crime. You are innocent until proven guilty, and the burden is on the prosecutor to convince the jury that you committed the crime.

Here are the six major stages of a criminal trial:

Even criminal defendants are protected by a number of constitutional rights. Of course, these rights won't do you much good unless you're aware of them.

Since you never know when you may have a run-in with the law, it's important to familiarize yourself with your rights as a suspect or criminal defendant. Below, we've outlined three of the most important constitutional amendments for criminal defendants.