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Measure Details

Act No. 1053 - Criminal Defendants Trial by Jury Waiver

Louisiana Ballot Measure - Proposed Amendment No. 10

Election: Nov. 2, 2010 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Government Operations
Social
Crime
Judicial Branch
Crime
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Yes
621,345
(55.05%)

No
507,293
(44.95%)

Summary

    Act 1053 (2010 Regular Session) amends Article I, Section 17(A).

    Present Constitution provides that a defendant may knowingly and intelligently waive his right to a trial by jury, except in capital cases.

    Proposed Constitutional Amendment retains present law and requires a defendant who knowingly and intelligently waives his right to a trial by jury to do so no later than forty-five days prior to the trial date and provides that the waiver shall be irrevocable.

    Measure Text

    To permit criminal defendants, except in capital cases, to waive their right to a trial by jury no later than forty-five days prior to the trial date. (Amends Article I, Section 17(A))

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