46-16-112. Motion to discharge jury panel. (1) Any objection to the manner in which a jury panel has been selected or drawn must be raised by a motion to discharge the jury panel. Except for good cause shown, the motion must be made at least 5 days prior to the term for which the jury is drawn.
(2) The motion must be in writing supported by affidavit and must state facts that show that the jury panel was improperly selected or drawn.
(3) If the motion states facts that show that the jury panel has been improperly selected or drawn, it is the duty of the court to conduct a hearing. The burden of proof is on the movant.
(4) If the court finds that the jury panel was improperly selected or drawn, the court shall order the jury panel discharged and the selection or drawing of a new panel in the manner provided by law.
History: En. 95-1908 by Sec. 1, Ch. 196, L. 1967; R.C.M. 1947, 95-1908; amd. Sec. 190, Ch. 800, L. 1991; Sec. 46-16-302, MCA 1989; redes. 46-16-112 by Code Commissioner, 1991.