Will there be a jury at trial?
Yes, generally there is a jury. However, the defendant may waive (give up) his/her right to a jury trial. The defendant and his/her attorney may ask for a bench trial. If the commonwealth / assistant district attorney agrees, the judge assigned to the trial will hear all of the testimony and evidence presented and will give the verdict.

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1. Where is your office?
2. What is a subpoena?
3. What is the purpose of bail?
4. Do I need to get an attorney?
5. What if I move or change my phone number?
6. What if the defendant’s attorney contacts me?
7. What if the defendant, his/her family, or friends contacts me?
8. Will there be a jury at trial?
9. How long do I have to wait at court?
10. Can my case be continued?
11. Will the defendant be in the courtroom?
12. Can I be in the courtroom when my child testifies?
13. What is a plea agreement?
14. What is a victim impact statement?
15. What is restitution?