Discuss the differences between challenges of jurors for cause and peremptory challenges during voire dire
If a defense attorney or prosecutor feels that a prospective juror is unfit, they may exercise a challenge for cause and request that that person not be included on the jury. They must provide a sound, legally justifiable reason for why that person is unfit. The reasons that can be challenged for cause: mentally incompetent, dont understand English, or are proved to have a prior link with the defendant or victim. Another challenge can be if the juror is biased in some way that would be for or against the defendant. Peremptory challenges are based solely on an attorneys subjective reasoning and the attorney is not usually required to give any legally justifiable reason.