Legal Question in Criminal Law in Texas

Hi, my daughter is in trouble, and she signed to have a Trial by Judge, not a Jury I think it is also called a Bench Trial, what exactly is that? her Counsel did not advice her or explain to her what that meant, or what to expect.Thank You.

Asked on 10/24/13, 12:50 pm

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Cynthia Henley Cynthia Henley, Lawyer

A bench trial aka trial by judge means there will be no jury; the judge will decide not only whether there is sufficient evidence to find her guilty but also the punishment.

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Answered on 10/24/13, 1:19 pm


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