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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

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


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.

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