Title 78B - Judicial Code - Chapter 1 - Juries and Witnesses - Part 1 - Jury and Witness Act - Section 104 - Jury composition.

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78B-1-104 Jury composition. (1) A trial jury consists of:

(a) 12 persons in a capital case; (b) eight persons in a noncapital first degree felony aggravated murder or other criminal case

which carries a term of incarceration of more than one year as a possible sentence for the most serious offense charged;

(c) six persons in a criminal case which carries a term of incarceration of more than six months but not more than one year as a possible sentence for the most serious offense charged;

(d) four persons in a criminal case which carries a term of incarceration of six months or less as a possible sentence for the most serious offense charged; and

(e) eight persons in a civil case at law except that the jury shall be four persons in a civil case for damages of less than $20,000, exclusive of costs, interest, and attorney fees.

(2) Except in the trial of a capital felony, the parties may stipulate upon the record to a jury of a lesser number than established by this section.

(3) (a) The verdict in a criminal case shall be unanimous. (b) The verdict in a civil case shall be by not less than three-fourths of the jurors.

(4) There is no jury in the trial of small claims cases. (5) There is no jury in the adjudication of a minor charged with what would constitute a crime if

committed by an adult.

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 3, 2008 General Session