Supreme Court Rules
Rule 27 - Rules of Criminal Procedure - Misdemeanors or Felonies - Trial
Publication / Adopted Date:
June 13, 1979
Misdemeanors or Felonies - Trial by Jury - Waiver
Revised / Effective Date:
January 1, 1980
27.01. Misdemeanors or Felonies - Trial by Jury - Waiver
) 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.
) 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.)
COMMITTEE NOTE - 1980
Paragraph (a) is the same as prior Rule 26.01(a).
Paragraph (b) is the same as prior Rule 26.01(b).