Being an alleged criminal who is looking forward to a trial in the Texas criminal justice system means that you are the proverbial of “mincemeat” if you aren’t represented by an expert criminal law specialist who employs the best practices possible to serve his clients facing prison time. One of the better practices wisely employed by experts who practice criminal defense law in Houston, is working a jury.
Some of what the prudential working of a jury is going to entail is the legal administrator coming across as trustworthy, having a taste of confidence (not too much), a firm understanding of the case/nuances of the intricacies of related scientific findings/legal precedent, and excellent, but humble, rebuttals to any arguments made by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office prosecutorial team.
What Does Knowing How To Work a Jury Mean?
In my view, knowing how to work a jury means having smart legal representation that, for one, knows how to pick a jury. Being able to make that personal connection with naturally (not artificial) occurring eye contact and non-sudden, but well defined, motions and gestures while making powerful arguments, is the absolute notion of a smooth operator.
Knowing how to work a jury can be taught, but more importantly, a courtroom solicitor engaged in heated litigation on behalf of his/her client should use whatever works with their own personality and skill-set.
Attorneys With Psychology Degrees Have an Edge
In short, what works in one instance of courtroom litigation during a trial by jury may work for one defendant’s legal representative, but it may not necessarily work for another criminal justice counselor in a similar trial. This is why smart lawyers get psychology degrees on their way to law school.
Simply put, having an understanding of the human mind can go a long way in determining whether or not you can influence it – ala (human) jurors.
For a more expanded “concept” of the value of working with a Harris County criminal justice counselor with a psychology degree and a working knowledge of the mechanics of the conscious human mind, see what Indiana State University has to say about it by reviewing the information on the page linked below.
From Indiana State University
Students who are interested in majoring in psychology may be wondering , “Just what can I do with a degree in psychology? What occupational choices will I have?” These are common question! The sections below will provide information on the types of jobs and opportunities afforded to psychology majors.
What can I do with a psychology degree?
As you can see, although Harris County, Texas jurors are serious believers in law and order who hand down sentences accordingly, a smart criminal law attorney with firm grip on psychology should be able to not only choose a decent jury, but also be able to squeeze a damn good result out them during post trial deliberations. When looking for legal representation for the purpose of criminal defense in the court of law, take a careful eye over the educational background of the lawyer you are considering.