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If I Have Been Charged With A Felony, Do I Have The Right To A Jury Trial?

A. Yes, you do.

In a capital case in which the death penalty may be imposed, are tried before a jury comprised of twelve jurors all of whom must agree to render a verdict. In other words, a unanimous verdict is required in these cases.

Felony cases in which the punishment requires confinement at hard labor shall be tried by a jury comprised of twelve jurors, ten of whom must concur to render a verdict.

Felony cases in which the punishment allows, but does not require, confinement at hard labor shall be tried by a jury comprised of six jurors all of whom must agree to render a verdict. In other words, a unanimous verdict is required in these cases.

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