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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. 4 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. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Jamestown, NC
Yes, trial by judge will save time and money for tax payers but this needs to be carefully controlled to insure that the defendant is fully aware and fully represented in an unbiased way. 4 years ago from a Republican in Albemarle, 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, but only for certain low level criminal offenses. 4 years ago from a Green in Hillsborough, NC
Only if they are very clear on the rights they are waiving and are not coerced into it. 4 years ago from a Green in Trinity, NC
Whichever proves to be the most just option, and it may change in different cases. Seems like it should be a flexible policy. Why is this even an issue up for debate?. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Cary, NC
People have the right to waive their rights, even if I personally believe that rights not exercised are inevitably lost. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Sanford, 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, jurys cost money and are not experts in the law. 4 years ago from a Libertarian in Arden, 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
Yes, with excellent legal counsel advising waiving jury. 4 years ago from a Green in Greensboro, NC