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Jurors (Scotland) Act 1825

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XVIPeremptory Challenges allowed.

And be it enacted, That it shall' be lawful for each Person on Trial before any Criminal Court to challenge Five of the Jurors, and also for the Prosecutor to challenge Five of the Jurors in all, for any one Trial, without being obliged to assign any Reason therefor; and which Challenge shall be made when the Name of each Juror is drawn as herein directed, and shall not afterwards be allowed, and such Challenge shall of itself disqualify the Person or Persons challenged from serving as a Juror or Jurors on such Trial: Provided always, that of the Five Special Jurors to be chosen, not more than Two shall be allowed to be so challenged by each Person accused, or by the Prosecutor: Provided always, that such Challenges without Reason assigned shall nowise deprive a Person accused, or the Prosecutor, of the Right respectively competent to them to object to any Juror or Jurors on Cause shewn, but declaring that if such Objection shall be founded on the Want of sufficient Qualification as provided by this Act, such Objection shall only be proved by the Oath of the Juror objected to; and it shall not be competent to take any Objection to any Juror after he shall have been sworn to serve.

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