A jury trial is a trial where citizens are selected to hear the evidence in a case and determine if the state provided sufficient evidence to find if a crime was committed beyond a reasonable doubt. A Jury can be made up of either  6 or 12 citizens, depending on the degree of your offense. The jury is selected through a process commonly referred to as a jury selection.  Qualified members of a panel are chosen by the attorneys on both sides to evaluate the case.  It is a jury’s job to listen to all the evidence submitted by the state and defense, listen to the legal arguments by both sides and decide whether the person accused is guilty or not guilty. A jury must return a unanimous decision  to find someone guilty of an offense beyond a reasonable doubt. If a person is found guilty of the offense charged, the Jury or Judge will then decide what type of punishment should be given.