Can the prosecution mandate a jury trial

Asked over 1 year ago - Midlothian, VA

the defendant wants to be tried by a judge can he be forced to take a jury trial

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  1. Pierre Priale

    Contributor Level 6


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Yes. The prosecutor can demand a jury in any trial in circuit court.

  2. Michael R Crosner

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . The state (prosecutor) has the same right as a defendant to demand a jury trial.

    This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney .... more

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