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Learn more about Criminal Trials
The North Carolina Criminal Defendant Waiver of Trial by Jury (SB 399) ballot measure would allow criminal defendants who are not facing the death penalty to waive their right to trial by jury and instead be tried by a judge and is sponsored by Rep. Senator Peter Brunstetter. Learn more or See recent criminal trial news
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Recent judgments have shown that most sitting judges are less than competent.
Who judges the judges?
Must establish criteria for annual testing of judges competency. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Rutherfordton, NC
Only in an instance where they are pleading guilty. Or they will waive their right to appeal. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Jamestown, NC
Yes, because some matters are simple deliberation of law, and not necessarily requiring the protection a jury of peers provides. An informed consent to release that right is good. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Charlotte, NC
Yes, if they are fully aware of this decision and are willing to waive this right, if not then trial by jury is the default method. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Charlotte, NC
Only for non-violent misdemeanors. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Castle Hayne, NC
Yes, but only if they are not threatened with greater punishment if they DO choose to go to trial. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Castle Hayne, NC
Yes, but they should not be coerced into doing so. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Greensboro, NC