Right to chose the trial by jury

Should the layer in criminal case offer to accused to choose trial by of jury, or he (the lawyer) can decide to have a trial by the judge without consulting the accused? Would it be violation of the accused person rights?

Asked 7 months ago in Ontario
Categories: Criminal Law

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Benjamin O Mbaegbu

Answer by Benjamin O Mbaegbu

Not VerifiedOntario lawyer

The lawyer for the accused or the accused can request through the judge to have the case decided by a jury if he or she thinks that the judge or justice could not be trusted.

Posted 7 months ago

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