What is a bench trial?
A bench trial is a trial before a judge in which the necessary parties have waived the right to a jury trial. In a bench trial, the judge determines all questions of law and decides the contested issues of fact.
Additional Criminal Trial FAQs
- What Is a Court Reporter or Stenographer?
- What happens during a deposition?
- What Is A Jury Trial?
- Who Can Be A Judge?
- Is There Always A Jury?
- Can Anyone View A Trial?
- What Is A Bench Trial?
- What Can I Do If I Lose My Trial?
- What Is A “Hung Jury?”