15-14-16 View of premises by jury.
View of premises by jury.
When in the opinion of the court it is proper for the jury
to have a view of the property which is the subject of litigation, or of the place in which any material
fact occurred, it may order them to be conducted in a body, under the charge of an officer, to the
place which shall be shown to them by some person appointed by the court for that purpose. The jury
may be given a view of the property or place while the case is being submitted to them or during
their deliberation, or both, as the court may order. While the jury are thus absent, no person, other
than the person so appointed, shall speak to them on any subject connected with the trial.
Source: SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 33.1322.