As an accused in a criminal prosecution in the State of New York you have a number of important rights that are guaranteed to you by both federal and state constitutions. Whether or not you choose the exercise your right to a trial by jury is a decision that should only be made after careful deliberation on your part.
Topics covered in this report include:
- Where is your right to a trial by Jury found?
- Waiving your right to trial by Jury
- Who are the Jurors?
- Voir dire - Jury selection