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Criminal Law: Granting additional peremptory challenges in criminal trials

The Criminal Procedure Law sets forth the number of peremptory challenges that each side is allowed in a criminal trial, which depends on the offense level charged: the higher the crime, the more challenges that are permitted. For example, with a class B felony, prosecution and defense are each allowed 15 peremptory challenges, while with ...