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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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"[W]e have never proclaimed a bright line rule or even suggestions delineating requirements of a colloquy between a trial justice and a defendant regarding the differences between a jury trial and a non-jury trial."
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