Barefoot v. State

In Barefoot v. State, 596 S.W.2d 875 (Tex. Crim. App. 1980), it was obvious that the juror was initially confused as to the relationship between appellant's right to remain silent and his right to effective assistance of counsel. Id. Subsequent questioning by both the prosecuting attorney and defense counsel made it clear that the juror did not expect appellant to testify or present other evidence, but only that his attorneys would do their best on his behalf. Id. In Barefoot, the trial court did not err by overruling the challenge for cause. Id. Similarly, a hypothetical objection by defense counsel would not have produced error had the trial court overruled a challenge for cause. See id.