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Unformatted text preview: 1 CJ 2350 Court Systems and Criminal Procedure Chapter 7: Trial Key Terms: Alternate juror- a person who sits with the jury during the trial and is prepared to serve as a jury member if one of the regular jurors is excused or disqualified Bench trial- a trial by a judge without a jury Court trial- a trial by a judge without a jury Impartial trial by jury- a jury that starts the case without any preconceived opinions regarding the guilty or innocence of the defendant Locked-down jury- a jury that has been sent to the deliberations room to start deliberations on the findings Petty offenses- offenses which have a maximum jail time of 6 months and a fine of not more than $500 Public trial- a trial that the public has a right to attend Right of the press and the public to access to criminal trials- the constitutional right of the public and the press to attend a criminal trial granted by the First Amendment Right to trial by jury- right of a defendant to have his or her case decided by a fair and impartial jury BENCH TRIAL VERSUS JURY TRIAL -Bench trial- a trial by a judge without a jury-Impartial trial by jury- a jury that starts the case without any preconceived opinions regarding the guilt or innocence of the defendant Accused’s Right to Jury Trial -To prevent possible future interference with the right to a trial by jury in this newly formed government, the sixth amendment to the U.S. Constitution contained the provision that all government, the sixth amendment to the U....
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