2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2b - Court Organization And Civil Code
Section 2B:23-13 - Peremptory Challenges.

NJ Rev Stat § 2B:23-13 (2016) What's This?

2B:23-13 Peremptory challenges.
2B:23-13. Peremptory challenges.

Upon the trial of any action in any court of this State, the parties shall be entitled to peremptory challenges as follows:

a.In any civil action, each party, 6.

b.Upon an indictment for kidnapping, murder, aggravated manslaughter, manslaughter, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, aggravated arson, arson, burglary, robbery, forgery if it constitutes a crime of the third degree as defined by subsection b. of N.J.S.2C:21-1, or perjury, the defendant, 20 peremptory challenges if tried alone and 10 challenges if tried jointly and the State, 12 peremptory challenges if the defendant is tried alone and 6 peremptory challenges for each 10 afforded the defendants if tried jointly.

c.Upon any other indictment, defendants, 10 each; the State, 10 peremptory challenges for each 10 challenges allowed to the defendants. When the case is to be tried by a jury from another county, each defendant, 5 peremptory challenges, and the State, 5 peremptory challenges for each 5 peremptory challenges afforded the defendants.

Amended 2007, c.204, s.5.

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