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Thomas Fuchel
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Criminal defense attorney. Also an actor and singer.
Criminal defense attorney. Also an actor and singer.

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I actually have performed in this place. It's a great study of jurors and their attitudes.
A message from the SF Public Defender, Jeff Adachi: "The concept of 12 jurors has been tried and tested since the 17th century. And as it turns out, modern behavioral research backs up these 600 years of common-law practice. A landmark 1977 study by psychologist Michael J. Saks, which contrasted the decision making of six-member juries with that of 12-member juries, found that smaller juries are more likely to convict the innocent and acquit the guilty. Larger juries make more accurate decisions for two reasons..." 

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/Why-eight-jurors-aren-t-better-than-12-4327654.php
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Thomas Kurt Fuchel, Sr, is licensed in Pennsylvania and has a focus on DUI and criminal defense in both Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania. http://www.thomasfuchel.com.
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A message from the SF Public Defender, Jeff Adachi: "The concept of 12 jurors has been tried and tested since the 17th century. And as it turns out, modern behavioral research backs up these 600 years of common-law practice. A landmark 1977 study by psychologist Michael J. Saks, which contrasted the decision making of six-member juries with that of 12-member juries, found that smaller juries are more likely to convict the innocent and acquit the guilty. Larger juries make more accurate decisions for two reasons..." 

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/Why-eight-jurors-aren-t-better-than-12-4327654.php
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I think all criminal defense attorneys have had variations of this conversation.
#criminaldefenselawyer #criminallaw #criminaldefense  
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My partner, +Jill Sinatra, has a new blog post about Allegheny County's DUI hotel.  #AlleghenyCountyCriminal  Lawyer
DUI Hotel can be a great alternative to jail if you're charged with a first offense DUI but you don't qualify for ARD.  #AlleghenyCountyDUILawyer
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