Criminal Law - A Juvenile Doesn't Have the Right to a Jury Trial
As far as one Monmouth County judge is concerned, New Jersey isn't ready to join the nearly half the states in the union that allow juveniles facing criminal-type charges to have their cases heard by juries. In a decision published April 27, Superior Court Judge Eugene Iadanza held a 1971 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found no constitutional right to a jury trial is still good law. "The fact that a minority of our sister states have chosen to deal differently with the issue under their state constitutions does not require this State to follow in their footsteps," Iadanza wrote in State in the Interest of A.C., FJ-13-1392-11W.
JUVENILE FACING PUNITIVE CONSEQUENCES HAS NO RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL
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