Title 78B Chapter 1 Section 105

Judicial Code
Juries and Witnesses
Section 105
Jurors -- Competency to serve -- Persons not competent to serve as jurors -- Court to determine disqualification.

            

78B-1-105.   Jurors -- Competency to serve -- Persons not competent to serve as jurors -- Court to determine disqualification.

            (1) A person is competent to serve as a juror if the person is:

            (a) a citizen of the United States;

            (b) 18 years of age or older;

            (c) a resident of the county; and

            (d) able to read, speak, and understand the English language.

            (2) A person who has been convicted of a felony which has not been expunged is not competent to serve as a juror.

            (3) The court, on its own initiative or when requested by a prospective juror, shall determine whether the prospective juror is disqualified from jury service. The court shall base its decision on:

            (a) information provided on the juror qualification form;

            (b) an interview with the prospective juror; or

            (c) other competent evidence.

            (4) The clerk shall enter the court's determination in the records of the court.


Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 3, 2008 General Session