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AP II, Sec. 25 Number of jurors in circuit and district courts; number required for verdict

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedAdministrative Procedures of the Court of Justice

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Administrative Procedures of the Court of Justice
Part II. Jury Selection and Management (Refs & Annos)
Administrative Procedures, AP II, Sec. 25
AP II, Sec. 25 Number of jurors in circuit and district courts; number required for verdict
(1) Juries for all trials in circuit court shall be composed of 12 persons. However, at any time before the jury is sworn, the parties with the approval of the court may stipulate that the jury shall consist of any number less than 12, except that no jury shall consist of less than six persons. Juries for all trials in district court shall be composed of six persons.
(2) The following is required:
(a) A unanimous verdict is required in all criminal trials by jury.
(b) The agreement of at least 3/4 (nine of 12) of the jurors is required for a verdict in all civil trials by jury in circuit court. The agreement of at least 5/6 (five of six) of the jurors is required for a verdict in all civil trials by jury in district court. Pursuant to CR 48, the parties may stipulate that a verdict or a finding of a stated majority of the jurors shall be taken as the verdict or finding of the jury.

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HISTORY: Amended and renumbered by Order 2017-04, eff. 10-1-17; adopted by Order 91-2, eff. 11-15-91
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Note: The administrative procedures which follow were approved by the Supreme Court by Order entered November 4, 1977, to have the same effect as if issued by rule of the Supreme Court.
Administrative Procedures, AP II, Sec. 25, KY ST ADMIN P AP II, Sec. 25
Current with amendments received through January 15, 2020.
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