Do I have to take my case to a jury?

Authored by Wendy Witt, Esq.

No. Any person accused of a crime has a right to a jury trial, guaranteed. However, no right has to be exercised, so a jury trial is your choice.

The alternative to a jury trial would be pleading guilty or working out a plea bargain with the prosecutor. Neither should be done without a consultation with a criminal defense attorney.

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