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Defendant wasn’t prejudiced by lack of colloquy before bench trial  (access required)

  A defendant who waived his right to a jury trial wasn’t prejudiced when the trial court failed to conduct the statutorily required colloquy before beginning the bench trial, a divided North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled.   In the June 11 opinion, the Supreme Court noted that the right to a jury trial is spelled out in ...

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