Grounds for Mistrial — Louisiana

Louisiana Trial Attorney New Orleans   Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. -- New Orleans Criminal Defense   Grounds for Mistrial -- La Code of Criminal Procedure Article 775 A mistrial may be ordered, and in a jury case the jury dismissed, when: (1)  The defendant consents thereto; (2)  The jury is unable to agree upon a verdict; (3)  There is a legal defect in the proceedings which would make any judgment entered upon a verdict reversible as a matter of law; (4)  The court finds that the defendant does not have the mental capacity to proceed; (5)  It is physically impossible [...]

Jury Trials and Jury Duty — Louisiana

     TEN RULES JURY TRIALS AND JURY DUTY IN LOUISIANA   1.)  Number of Jurors Composing Jury / Number which must Concur / Waiver of Trial by Jury   Cases in which punishment may be capital are tried by a jury of 12 jurors, all of whom must concur to render a verdict. Cases in which punishment is necessarily confinement at hard labor shall be tried by a jury composed of 12 jurors, 10 of whom must concur to render a verdict. Cases in which the punishment may be confinement at hard labor shall be tried by a jury [...]