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Subject: Rule 27 - Rules of Criminal Procedure - Misdemeanors or Felonies - Trial Publication / Adopted Date:June 13, 1979
Topic:Misdemeanors or Felonies - Trial by Jury - WaiverRevised / Effective Date:January 1, 1980

27.01. Misdemeanors or Felonies - Trial by Jury - Waiver

(a) All issues of fact in any criminal case shall be tried by a jury to be selected, summoned and returned in the manner prescribed by law, unless trial by jury be waived as provided in this Rule.

(b) The defendant may, with the assent of the court, waive a trial by jury and submit the trial of any criminal case to the court, whose findings shall have the force and effect of the verdict of a jury. In felony cases such waiver by the defendant shall be made in open court and entered of record.

(Adopted June 13, 1979, eff. Jan. 1, 1980.)


Paragraph (a) is the same as prior Rule 26.01(a).
Paragraph (b) is the same as prior Rule 26.01(b).