Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sequestration of Trial Jurors

Rule 642. Sequestration of Trial Jurors.

(A) The trial judge may, in the judge’s discretion, order sequestration of trial jurors in the interests of justice.

(B) When sequestration is ordered, each juror, including any alternate, shall be sequestered from the time of acceptance as a juror until discharged.

(C) Nothing is paragraph (B) shall prevent a trial judge from ordering sequestration, or vacating the order of sequestration, at any time during a trial when the interests of justice require.