Form 10971 "Waiver of Criminal Jury Trial Pursuant to Rule 1:8-1(A)" - New Jersey

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This is a legal form that was released by the New Jersey Superior Court - a government authority operating within New Jersey. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on June 27, 2014;
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Superior Court of New Jersey
State of New Jersey
Law Division -
County
Indictment/Accusation No.
v.
Waiver of Criminal Jury Trial
Defendant
Pursuant to Rule 1:8-1(a)
I,
, the defendant in the above-entitled cause(s)
charged with
acknowledge that I am entitled to a jury trial and that I further understand that:
1. A jury consists of twelve members of the community chosen to determine whether I am guilty, not
guilty, or if applicable, not guilty by reason of insanity of the criminal charges brought against me in
this matter.
2. I may participate in the selection of the jurors in this matter.
3. All twelve jurors must unanimously vote to convict in order for a conviction to be obtained.
4. If I waive the right to a trial by jury, a judge alone will decide whether I am guilty, not guilty, or if
applicable, not guilty by reason of insanity.
5. If I waive the right to a trial by jury and there is more than one charge, the judge will render separate
verdicts for each count.
Having had an opportunity to consult with counsel, I knowingly and voluntarily waive my right to a jury
trial and request to be tried by the Court. I have discussed with my attorney the advantages and
disadvantages of waiving my right to a trial by a jury.
I understand that by waiving my right to a jury trial any verdict or judgment entered by the Court will
have the same force and effect as a jury verdict.
I acknowledge that this waiver is being made freely and voluntarily and that I have not been subject to
any threats, pressure or coercion to induce this waiver nor have I been assured of any leniency or
expectations of reward in consideration of this waiver.
Dated:
Defendant
I have provided notice to the prosecution that my client has waived his or her right to a jury trial.
Dated:
Defense Counsel
Dated:
Prosecutor
:
Dated
Approved by:
J.S.C.
Form Promulgated by Directive #03-14 (06/27/2014)
page 1 of 1
Effective: 06/27/2014, CN 10971
Save Form
Print Form
Clear Form
Superior Court of New Jersey
State of New Jersey
Law Division -
County
Indictment/Accusation No.
v.
Waiver of Criminal Jury Trial
Defendant
Pursuant to Rule 1:8-1(a)
I,
, the defendant in the above-entitled cause(s)
charged with
acknowledge that I am entitled to a jury trial and that I further understand that:
1. A jury consists of twelve members of the community chosen to determine whether I am guilty, not
guilty, or if applicable, not guilty by reason of insanity of the criminal charges brought against me in
this matter.
2. I may participate in the selection of the jurors in this matter.
3. All twelve jurors must unanimously vote to convict in order for a conviction to be obtained.
4. If I waive the right to a trial by jury, a judge alone will decide whether I am guilty, not guilty, or if
applicable, not guilty by reason of insanity.
5. If I waive the right to a trial by jury and there is more than one charge, the judge will render separate
verdicts for each count.
Having had an opportunity to consult with counsel, I knowingly and voluntarily waive my right to a jury
trial and request to be tried by the Court. I have discussed with my attorney the advantages and
disadvantages of waiving my right to a trial by a jury.
I understand that by waiving my right to a jury trial any verdict or judgment entered by the Court will
have the same force and effect as a jury verdict.
I acknowledge that this waiver is being made freely and voluntarily and that I have not been subject to
any threats, pressure or coercion to induce this waiver nor have I been assured of any leniency or
expectations of reward in consideration of this waiver.
Dated:
Defendant
I have provided notice to the prosecution that my client has waived his or her right to a jury trial.
Dated:
Defense Counsel
Dated:
Prosecutor
:
Dated
Approved by:
J.S.C.
Form Promulgated by Directive #03-14 (06/27/2014)
page 1 of 1
Effective: 06/27/2014, CN 10971