Once all 12 jurors and any alternates have been selected, the jury is sworn and is considered impaneled. If there are no pre-trial motions, the trial begins. The trial begins with opening statements by the prosecutor. Defense counsel may then choose to give an opening statement. After opening statements are complete, both sides present their evidence to the jury. The State presents its case first. When both sides have finished presenting their evidence, each side presents closing arguments to the jury. After closing arguments are finished, the judge charges the jury as to the applicable law. The jury then deliberates and eventually returns a verdict of guilty or not guilty. In order to return a guilty verdict the jury must be unanimous. If the jury is unable to arrive at a unanimous verdict (“hung jury”), the judge can declare a mistrial.