CCRP 782     

CHAPTER 3.  TRIAL BY JURY

SECTION 1.  GENERAL PROVISIONS

Art. 782.  Number of jurors composing jury; number which must concur; waiver

A.  Cases in which punishment may be capital shall be tried by a jury of twelve jurors, all of whom must concur to render a verdict.  Cases in which punishment is necessarily confinement at hard labor shall be tried by a jury composed of twelve jurors, ten of whom must concur to render a verdict.  Cases in which the punishment may be confinement at hard labor shall be tried by a jury composed of six jurors, all of whom must concur to render a verdict.

B.  Trial by jury may be knowingly and intelligently waived by the defendant except in capital cases.

Amended by Acts 1974, Ex.Sess., No. 25, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975; Acts 1975, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 16, §1, eff. Jan. 28, 1975; Acts 1979, No. 56, §2.