29-2005. Peremptory challenges.

Every person arraigned for any crime punishable with death, or imprisonment for life, shall be admitted on his or her trial to a peremptory challenge of twelve jurors, and no more; every person arraigned for any offense that may be punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding eighteen months and less than life, shall be admitted to a peremptory challenge of six jurors; and in all other criminal trials, the defendant shall be allowed a peremptory challenge of three jurors. The attorney prosecuting on behalf of the state shall be admitted to a peremptory challenge of twelve jurors in all cases when the offense is punishable with death or imprisonment for life, six jurors when the offense is punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding eighteen months and less than life, and three jurors in all other cases; Provided, that in all cases where alternate jurors are called, as provided in section 29-2004, then in that case both the defendant and the attorney prosecuting for the state shall each be allowed one added peremptory challenge to each alternate juror.

Source:G.S.1873, c. 58, § 467, p. 826; R.S.1913, § 9108; Laws 1915, c. 166, § 1, p. 337; C.S.1922, § 10133; C.S.1929, § 29-2005; Laws 1933, c. 38, § 2, p. 243; C.S.Supp.,1941, § 29-2005; R.S.1943, § 29-2005; Laws 1981, LB 213, § 1; Laws 2015, LB268, § 15; Referendum 2016, No. 426.
Note: The changes made to section 29-2005 by Laws 2015, LB 268, section 15, have been omitted because of the vote on the referendum at the November 2016 general election. This version of section 29-2005 is found in the 2008 Reissue of Volume 2A of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska.

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