jury trial

(redirected from trial jury)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to trial jury: petit juror, jury system

jury trial

n. a trial of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution in which the case is presented to a jury and the factual questions and the final judgment are determined by a jury. This is distinguished from a "court trial" in which the judge decides factual as well as legal questions, and makes the final judgment. While a jury trial is a constitutional right in most cases it does not apply to bankruptcy, maritime cases, small claims actions, or criminal matters not involving jail time. (See; jury)

References in periodicals archive ?
Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, announced today that SEVERIN YELAUN, age 32, of Framingham, was convicted by a trial jury sitting before U.
After Best Buy failed to have the case dismissed without a trial in May 2006, Judge Evans set a date for the trial jury in Dallas.
Craig Harold Maddocks, 34, died of "shock and haemorrhaging" brought on by multiple wounds to the neck and chest, a murder trial jury at Mold Crown Court was told.
THE Sharkey triple murder trial jury were sent home early yesterday after one member took ill.
In court he appeared slightly built and pale-faced and above all eager to avoid eye contact with his murder trial jury.
But yesterday, at the conclusion of the prosecution case, his barrister told a murder trial jury at Bradford Crown Court that Lindo would not be going into the witness box.
They have identified 'substantial issues' relating to the original trial and conviction and are also looking at new evidence and new arguments not presented at the original trial, material that if heard by the original trial jury may have changed the outcome of that trial.
High Court Judge Paul Carney yesterday ruled Senan Dunne could sit on a trial jury with the aid of a sign language interpreter.
In his closing speech to the murder trial jury, defending barrister Jeffrey Samuels QC, said Reszpondek, 28, of Trinity Street in Rhostyllen, denies murdering Mrs Rodgers, 40, of Gwersyllt, at his home in January 2008.
AMURDER trial jury was today entering its fourth day of deliberations.
As revealed in later editions of last night's Chronicle, the trial jury at Newcastle Crown Court has been discharged after information came to light that one of the jurors was known to the defendant through his job.
In February 2006, BRANDAO was convicted by a trial jury of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, assault in aid of racketeering, and use of a firearm during a crime of violence.