- GEN: Constitutional right to a jury trial attaches when a defendant is tried for an offense for which the maximum authorized sentence exceeds six months.
- NOTE: If sum of the sentences for criminal contempt exceeds six months, you have a right to ajury trial.
MIN JURORS: min. number is 6. If court uses the min number, verdict must be unanimous
NO UNANIM. REQ: No federal constitutional right to a unanimous 12-juror verdict. SCOTUS has approved non-unanimous verdicts of 10-2 and 9-3.
JURY POOL: Right to fair ross section of the community for the jury pool
, but not the actual empaneled jury.
CHALLENGES: Attys get three preemptory challenges (any reason) and an unlimited number of challenges for cause.