According to a report from the Wall Street Journal this week, cases brought before judges are more likely to end in a “not guilty” verdict than those heard by juries. The decision to opt for a jury trial is one made by the defendant in a case and is not made hastily. The factors that go into a decision like this, no doubt have an effect on whether or not an acquittal is reached. Continue reading “New York Judges Acquit More Often than Juries”
Waiting for trial? You can expect to wait even longer now that the state courts are losing a significant amount of funding. Cutbacks of astronomical proportions will delay just about everything in the New York court systems but just how some of the effects will be felt remains to be seen.