Federal jury

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A federal jury, in the United States, is impaneled to try federal civil cases and to indict and try those accused by United States Attorneys of federal crimes. A federal grand jury consists of 16 to 23 members and requires the concurrence of 12 in order to indict.[1] A federal petit jury consists of 12 members[2] and the verdict must be unanimous.[3]

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  1. ^ Rule 6. The Grand Jury, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 
  2. ^ Rule 23. Jury or Nonjury Trial, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 
  3. ^ Rule 31. Jury Verdict, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure