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Form 20. Waiver of Trial by Jury (Non-Capital)

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Criminal Procedure

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Criminal Procedure (Refs & Annos)
IX. Miscellaneous
Rule 41. Forms
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16A A.R.S. Rules Crim.Proc., Form 20
Form 20. Waiver of Trial by Jury (Non-Capital)
________________________________ COURT
______________________ County, Arizona
 
 
 
STATE OF ARIZONA Plaintiff
[CASE/COMPLAINT NO.]
-vs-
WAIVER OF
TRIAL BY JURY
 
(Non Capital)
Defendant (FIRST, MI, LAST)
 
 
 
RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY
The purpose of this form is to advise you of your right to trial by jury and to allow you to give up that right if you so choose.
READ THE ENTIRE FORM CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING IT
I understand that I am charged with the crime of
 
 
which is a [ ] misdemeanor [ ] felony under the law of Arizona and that if I am found guilty I can be given severe punishment, including incarceration [ ] in the Arizona State Prison, [ ] in the
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County Jail, [ ] a fine, or other penalty.
I understand that I am entitled to a trial by jury on these charges and, if applicable, on facts used to aggravate any sentence. The right to a trial by jury means the right to have my guilt or innocence, or, if applicable, facts used to aggravate any sentence, decided by a group of citizens whose decision must be unanimous.
I understand that once I have made the decision to give up my right to a jury trial, I may change my mind only with the permission of the court, and may not change it at all once the trial has actually begun.
CERTIFICATION AND WAIVER
After reading and understanding all the above, I hereby waive my right to:
[ ] trial by jury on guilt or innocence;
[ ] trial by jury on facts used to aggravate any sentence.
DO NOT SIGN THIS FORM UNLESS YOU HAVE READ IT COMPLETELY, OR HAD IT READ TO YOU AND UNDERSTAND IT FULLY.
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Date
Defendant
I have explained to the defendant the right to trial by jury and consent to the defendant's waiver of it.
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Date
Defense Attorney
I consent to waiver of trial by jury in this case.
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Date
Prosecutor
I approve of the waiver of the trial by jury in this case.
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Date
Signature of Judicial Officer
Form 20

Credits

Added Sept. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 1, 2008.
16A A. R. S. Rules Crim. Proc., Form 20, AZ ST RCRP Form 20
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 4/1/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 4/1/22.
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