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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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But the trial jury dismissed that version of events when they found him guilty of more than two dozen acts of sexual perversion linked to his activities in the cult.
A MURDER trial jury will tomorrow continue deliberating its verdicts in the case of two teenagers alleged to have plotted to kill a retired antiques dealer.
A MURDER trial jury at Mold Crown Court was sent home last night after failing to reach a verdict in the case of a man who is alleged to have killed and buried Indonesian divorcee Ermatati Rodgers.
Trial jury will be piloted in Bishkek and Osh at first and then in other parts of the country, Larisa Gutnichenko concluded.
District Court trial jury found Buhtz guilty of conspiracy to pass nearly $3.
Briton Peter Falconio may have staged his own disappearance in the Australian Outback more than four years ago, a murder trial jury was told yesterday.
RFCP reported that the initial trial jury ruled the information would be "easily traceable" to individual students, even with the names removed, and so made private by the 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
In New York, for example, there are typically 23 people on a grand jury panel, versus 12 on a trial jury in criminal cases.
The murder trial jury at Reading Crown Court heard how Welch faced charges following the crash and was bailed to report to police on Tuesdays between 8pm and 9pm.
ARRIVAL:The coach carrying the Soham trial jury under police escort today
The commission probed claims the trial jury broke the rules by discussing the case outside the jury room, and that a woman juror tried to contact defence lawyers over how the verdict was reached.
The man - who was convicted by a trial jury on 25 June 2002 - has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment, to be followed by one year of supervised release, and a USD5,000 fine.