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In a trial, who hears evidence and offers a verdict?

Zach Chandler

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Ramon Kelly on July 2, 2018

There are two types of trials: trials decided by a judge, called a bench tests and trials, decided by a jury, a select group of peers. In a trial, a judge hears testimony and evidence and decides if the facts of the case have or have not been proven. In The United States, traffic courts and juvenile courts commonly decided by the judges. In a jury trial, a group of six to twelve adults chosen at random from the community is presented with the testimony and the evidence of the attorneys representing the plaintiff and the defendant in the case. Once both sides have presented, the members of the jury will meet to try to reach a verdict. Criminal trials in the united states are usually tried by a jury.


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