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Art. 779.  Trial of misdemeanors

A.  A defendant charged with a misdemeanor in which the punishment, as set forth in the statute defining the offense, may be a fine in excess of one thousand dollars or imprisonment for more than six months shall be tried by a jury of six jurors, all of whom must concur to render a verdict.

B.  The defendant charged with any other misdemeanor shall be tried by the court without a jury.

Amended by Acts 1968, No. 635, §1; Acts 1974, Ex.Sess., No. 23, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975; Acts 1975, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 16, §1, eff. Jan. 28, 1975; Acts 1979, No. 56, §1; Acts 1986, No. 852, §1, eff. July 10, 1986; Acts 1988, No. 202, §1.

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