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Should You Opt for a Bench Trial or a Jury Trial?

  • October 14, 2012
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In Massachusetts, all criminal defendants are entitled to a trial by a jury of their peers; in District Court, this is six members randomly chosen from the community, in Superior Court it’s twelve. However, a defendant has the option to waive their right to a jury trial and opt for a bench trial instead.

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Should You Opt for a Bench Trial or a Jury Trial?

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