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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)

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If he were to sit there and die of cold, there would be mighty little gained; better the police cell and the chances of a jury trial, than the miserable certainty of death at a dyke-side before the next winter's dawn, or death a little later in the gas- lighted wards of an infirmary.
New York State courts can anticipate equal protection challenges by citizens charged with crimes not currently afforded jury trials. Courts will now also be required to make specific findings as to the immigration consequences of specific Class B misdemeanors.
Judge Sanjay Patel is appointed from 1 January 2019 as a District Court Judge with a warrant to conduct jury trials. Judge Patel was admitted in June 1992 and worked at Davenports in Henderson from 1993 to 1996 when he moved to Corban Revell.
Smith, with the Friday firm, said he thinks circuit courts in Arkansas could become clogged with borrowers demanding jury trials.
Since Harvey hit Harris County in late August, one of the busiest criminal court systems in the country has suspended all jury trials. It's just one of a slate of challenges facing the county's justice system in the weeks since the storm, but defense attorneys argue that delayed trials - and in dozens of cases, prolonged detention - have the potential to infringe on their clients' most fundamental rights.
One of the first things learned in law school is that over the past several decades, the number of civil cases going to jury trials have sharply decreased.
(39) The expectation is that jury trials will spur reforms designed to end Korea's inquisitorial "paper trials" that have relied on court confirmation of pre-trial testimony and other prosecutor-procured evidence with little opportunity for a meaningful attack of that evidence.
This Law firm handles civil litigation, family law, criminal defense, commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosure defense, bankruptcies and appeals.The firm has conducted over 100 jury trials, and has tried jury trials in State and Federal courts for 17 years.
percent of American civil jury trials occur annually, (5) and where the
A presentation by a CAL-ABOTA member will be featured on expedited or shortened jury trials processes and their critical role in maintaining the right to civil jury trials in an age of budget shortfalls.
The chiefs and court personnel learned last week that Westboro would no longer host jury trials. The change went into effect Monday.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics bulletin Tort Bench and Jury Trials in State Courts, 2005 discusses tort cases concluded by a bench or jury trial in a national sample of jurisdictions in 2005.