If you are accused of committing a crime in the United States, you have the right to a trial to determine whether you are guilty or not. In Minnesota, you also have the right to choose to have a jury trial or a bench trial.
When you have the option of whether to choose a bench trial or a jury trial, you may have many questions. Continue reading to learn more about which option may work best in your case.
What Is a Jury Trial?
A jury trial is the traditional court trial involving members of the community selected to be on the jury. The jury will listen to both sides of the case and make a determination of guilty or not guilty based on Minnesota state laws.