Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, if the county seats of adjoining counties are less than ten miles [16.10 kilometers] apart and are located in the same judicial district, the district court may hold any trial or hearing in either county. In the case of a jury trial, the jury panel must be composed of residents of the county of venue as would otherwise be determined under this chapter even if the case is not tried in that county.
Terms Used In North Dakota Code 28-04-05.1
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
- Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.