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Combined Petty Offenses Give Defendant Right To Jury Trial (access required)

A defendant charged with three petty crimes should have been allowed to combine the maximum sentences for each offense to determine whether she had right to a jury trial, the U.S. Fourth Circuit held Dec. 16. The trial court's denial of her jury trial request was reversible error, the appeals panel held. This is so because ...

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