A writ was issued for the return of a petty jury the following day.
So were a large majority of the petty jury by whom he was tried.
After indictment, a person had the choice of a petty jury trial or paying a fine.
petty jury, a jury of 12 elected to try a criminal case after a true bill against the accused has been found by a Grand Jury.
On the trial before the petty jury the procedure and the rules of evidence differ in very few points from an ordinary civil case.
For the trial of criminal cases the petty jury is represented by the criminal “assize.”
The men of the petty jury tended to be the same men who were on the grand jury.
Thus the modern system of inquiry by grand jury and trial by petty jury was gradually developed.
The grand jury were landowners, and the petty jury were farmers; both judge and jury were churchmen of the prevailing type.
Two grand juries, the petty jury, and the twenty-seven peers.