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To: Alberta's Child

In most states, the Prosecution has a right to request a jury, same as a defendant. They would have to agree to a bench trial. Not sure about Florida, but likely the same there.


23 posted on 04/15/2012 1:33:43 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant

I wasn’t aware of that. I’m not sure why the prosecution would insist on a jury trial in any case. In NYC a while back a group of police officers who were charged with murder after shooting an unarmed civilian opted for a bench trial and were acquitted of all charges. Why wouldn’t the prosecution have insisted on a jury trial in a case like that?


27 posted on 04/15/2012 1:43:11 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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