Rule Change 2020(24) Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure
Rule 24. Trial Jurors
July 22, 2020
(a)–(c)(3) [NO CHANGE]
(4) At any time before trial, upon motion by a party or on its own motion, the court may declare a mistrial in a case on the ground that a fair jury pool cannot be safely assembled in that particular case due to a public health crisis or limitations brought about by such crisis. A declaration of a mistrial under this paragraph must be supported by specific findings.
(d)–(g) [NO CHANGE]
COMMITTEE COMMENT [NO CHANGE]
Amended and Adopted by the Court, En Banc, July 22, 2020, effective immediately.
By the Court:
Carlos A. Samour Jr.
Justice, Colorado Supreme Court