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Silent Defendant Did Not Waive Jury Trial (access required)

Although defendant refused to participate in the colloquy during his arraignment for felony indecent exposure, the court’s conviction orders after a bench trial do not show that defendant expressly and intelligently waived his right to a jury trial, and the Court of Appeals reverses his conviction and remands the matter. Rule 5A:18 The commonwealth does not dispute that ...