Arrowhead Justice Court Precinct

The importance of jury service– Craig Wismer

March 3rd, 2015 – Some time ago I wrote a column, the subject matter of which described the esoteric process to select jurors and conduct a misdemeanor criminal jury trial in the Arrowhead Justice Court. There was one particular aspect of a jury trial that I did not spend much time discussing but will use this opportunity to do so: jury service.

As I mentioned, in Arizona criminal defendants, under certain circumstances, are permitted to invoke their right to have a jury of their peers adjudicate misdemeanor charges brought against them by the state….