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Title XLVII
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND CORRECTIONS
Chapter 913
TRIAL JURY
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F.S. 913.08
913.08 Number of peremptory challenges.
(1) The state and the defendant shall each be allowed the following number of peremptory challenges:
(a) Ten, if the offense charged is punishable by death or imprisonment for life;
(b) Six, if the offense charged is punishable by imprisonment for more than 12 months but is not punishable by death or imprisonment for life;
(c) Three, for all other offenses.
(2) If two or more defendants are tried jointly, each defendant shall be allowed the number of peremptory challenges specified in subsection (1), and the state shall be allowed as many challenges as are allowed to all of the defendants.
History.s. 189, ch. 19554, 1939; CGL 1940 Supp. 8663(196); s. 86, ch. 70-339.