Legal Question in Criminal Law in Missouri

Giving up the right to a jury trial

In a criminal trial, once a defendant has given up their right to a jury trial in favor of a bench trial, can they change their mind before the trial date, and request a jury trial?

Asked on 6/12/07, 10:14 am

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Timothy Cisar The Cisar Law Firm, P.C.
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Re: Giving up the right to a jury trial

I believe the case law says waiver must be in writing to be valid. Hopes this helps.

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Answered on 6/13/07, 7:25 pm


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