2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 12 - JURIES
ARTICLE 5 - TRIAL JURIES
PART 2 - JURIES IN FELONY CASES
§ 15-12-163 - Challenges for cause; hearing of evidence; when objection may be made
. Challenges for cause; hearing of evidence; when objection may be made
(a) When each juror is called, he shall be presented to the accused in such a manner that he can be distinctly seen.
(b) The state or the accused may make any of the following objections to the juror:
(1) That the juror is not a citizen, resident in the county;
(2) That the juror is under 18 years of age;
(3) That the juror is incompetent to serve because of mental illness or mental retardation, or that the juror is intoxicated;
(4) That the juror is so near of kin to the prosecutor, the accused, or the victim as to disqualify the juror by law from serving on the jury;
(5) That the juror has been convicted of a felony in a federal court or any court of a state of the United States and the juror's civil rights have not been restored; or
(6) That the juror is unable to communicate in the English language.
(c) It shall be the duty of the court to hear immediately such evidence as is submitted in relation to the truth of these objections; the juror shall be a competent witness for this purpose. If the judge is satisfied of the truth of any objection, the juror shall be set aside for cause.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer