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Article 3, Section 2:

"The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury." This means that every crime will be a trial by jury except for cases of impeachment.

Impeach: to charge someone with a public offense

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Q: What is the only exception to the guarantee of a trial by jury?
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What does this amendment 7 mean?

The trial by jury amendment preserves the rights to a jury trial. It also eliminates double jeopardy, a person can only be tried once. It also stated that the maximum that a judge can hear a case on without a jury is 20 dollars, a large sum at the time of its passing.

What Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees a right to a jury trial?

seventh A+ LabIn criminal cases, the Sixth (right to a jury trial) and Fourteenth (applying the 6th the states) Amendments guarantee the right to a jury trial when the crime charged carries a maximum punishment of more than six months. No right attaches if mutliple "petty" crimes are charged, each with a maximum punishment less than six months, but collectively with a potential punishment greater than six months.The Seventh Amendment guarantees the right to a jury trial in civil cases, but when the right applies is a little complicated. The right only applies in federal court (it hasn't been incorporated against the states), and only in cases that traditionally would have been "at law" where the amount in controversy is over $20. Cases that would have been brought in a court of law (as opposed to a court of equity) are predominately suits for money damages. Suits asking for injunctions or restitution (as opposed to straight damages) would have traditionally been "at equity" and so no right to jury trial attaches. Things can get even more complicated when part of a lawsuit would have been "at law" (so you have the right to a jury) and part would have been "at equity" (where you don't). Those situations are left up to the judge to figure out, but at a minimum, you must have a jury for the "at law" part of the case.Interestingly, there is no right to a bench trial. That is, there is no right not to have a jury.I just wanted to comment and say that, this person is right until the end^^, a right is a right. When you have a right to do something you can willingly give up that right. So yes it is your right to "not" have a jury trial and to have a so called "benched" trial...That is the sixth amendment.

What are Jem's suggestions for change in the court system and laws?

Jem sees the corruption in the justice system. He suggests that a jury not be allowed to see the defendant, only the evidence presented in the trial of the defendant

What takes place in federal district courts that does not happen in federal appellate courts including the US Supreme Court?

TrialsUS District Courts are the trial courts of the Judicial Branch of the Federal government. Appellate courts, like the US Court of Appeals Circuit Court and the US Supreme Court, only consider the question or questions raised on appeal and do not retry the case or make determinations of guilt.

What is one responsibility that is only for US Citizens?

Serve on a juryVote in a federal electionTwo responsibilities of US citizens are to serve on a jury and vote in federal elections. The Constitution gives citizens the rights to a trial by a jury. The jury is made up of US citizens. Participation of citizens on a jury helps ensure a fair trial. Another important responsibility of citizens is voting. The law does not require citizens to vote, but voting is very important part of any democracy. By voting, citizens are participating in the democratic process. Citizens vote for leaders to represent them and their ideas, and the leaders support the citizens' interests.

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Is a sequestered jury only done in a federal trial?

No, in any trial by jury the judge may determine it necessary to sequester the jury..

Describe the procedures leading to bench and jury trials?

The defendant can request a trial held only in front of a judge (bench trial) or trial held in front of a jury (jury trial). In some cases (capital crimes) the option is not offered and a trial by jury is mandatory.

In article 3 a person accused of a crime has the right to what type of trial?

In article 3 of the Constitution, a person accused of a crime has the right to a trial by jury. This means that their case will be heard and decided by a group of their peers who will determine their innocence or guilt.

What trial has no jury?

A trial that has no jury is called a bench trial. A defendant may choose to waive his right to a jury trial and have his case heard and decided by a judge only. See the link below for a simple description of this type of trial.

What is the evidence used to do if a trial has no jury?

If your trial has no jury, then you or your counsel has chosen a "bench trial" whereby the judge will hear the case and render a decision. The evidence is used exactly as if a jury is present, only it, and the entire case, will be presented to the judge instead.

Who decides civil lawsuit?

civil lawsuits are heard by a jury, then they make the decision. only if both parties agree to a non-jury trial does a judge make the decision.

Can a petit jury give the death penalty?

Yes. A 'petit jury IS a trial jury. The term "petit" differentiates it from a "grand" jury which only has the power to indict the defendant but not to try them.

Who is entitled to a jury trial for a federal offense?

Every United States citizen is entitled to a trial by jury when being indicted of a crime. Each citizen also has the right to waive this kind of trial and have the case heard only by a judge.

What are the similarties between bench and jury trail?

A bench trial is a trial conducted before a judge without a jury. In such trials, the judge decides both questions of facts and questions of law. A jury trial is a civil or criminal trial which the case is decided by the jury who observes the proceedings then deliberates in private and makes the fineal decision The rules of evidence and procedural methods are the same in both kinds of proceedings.

Can you only get a change of venue if you are going to trial before a jury?

Yes. A request for a change of venue is only appropriate if it can be demonstrated to the court that the jury pool of the court is tainted (usually by publicity surrounding the case) and the defendant might not receive a fair trial by an impartial jury. If it is a bench trial, the most you could do is request that the judge recuse himself in favor of another judge.

How many jury can make you not guilty?

Unless there is a mistrial or a new trial is ordered after a conviction is appealed, there is only one trial per defendant per set of charges. An acquittal (finding of "not guilty") cannot be appealed. This is the same whether the trial is heard by a judge (a bench trial) or a jury.

Jury trials or panel of judges?

(in the US) There is no comparison. The only alternative to a jury trial is a trial in front of a SINGLE judge. Panels of judges do not come into play unless/until a case reaches the Appelate level of court, and in appelate court no jury option exists.