Skip to main content

Can the prosecution mandate a jury trial

Midlothian, VA |

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

Attorney Answers 2


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


  2. 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 . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.

Criminal defense topics

Top tips from attorneys

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer

Browse all legal topics