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RULE 4-311. TRIAL BY JURY

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland Rules

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 4. Criminal Causes
Chapter 300. Trial and Sentencing
MD Rules, Rule 4-311
RULE 4-311. TRIAL BY JURY
(a) Right Preserved. The right of trial by jury as guaranteed by the Maryland Constitution and the Maryland Declaration of Rights or as provided by law shall be preserved to the parties in circuit court inviolate.
(b) Number of Jurors. A jury shall consist of 12 persons unless the parties stipulate at any time in writing or on the record that the jury shall consist of any number less than 12.
(c) Separation of Jury. The court, either before or after submission of the case to the jury, may permit the jurors to separate or require that they be sequestered.
Source: This Rule is derived as follows:
Section (a) is new.
Section (b) is derived from former Rule 751 a.
Section (c) is derived from former Rule 751 e.

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[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984.]
MD Rules, Rule 4-311, MD R CR Rule 4-311
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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