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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Bench Trial – No Arraignment – Voluntary Jury Trial Waiver (access required)

State v. Swink (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-072-17, 12 pp.) (Donna Stroud, J.) Appealed from Catawba County Superior Court (Hugh Lewis, J.) N.C. App. Holding: The jury trial-waiver statute applies “to criminal cases arraigned in superior court on or after” Dec. 1, 2014. Because he never requested an arraignment, defendant impliedly waived his right to a formal ...

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