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SECTION 270.05
Trial jury; formation in general
Criminal Procedure (CPL) CHAPTER 11-A, PART 2, TITLE J, ARTICLE 270
§ 270.05 Trial jury; formation in general.

1. A trial jury consists of twelve jurors, but "alternate jurors" may
be selected and sworn pursuant to section 270.30.

2. The panel from which the jury is drawn is formed and selected as
prescribed in the judiciary law. The first twelve members of the panel
returned for the term who appear as their names are drawn and called,
and who are not excluded as prescribed by this article, must be sworn
and thereupon constitute the trial jury.