Misdemeanor DV Jury Trials

The Supreme Court of Nevada just ruled that someone charge with a misdemeanor DV charge is now entitled to a jury of his or her peers.  This is a big change because before you were only given a bench trial.  That meant the Judge was the jury.  Now instead of “one” person paid by the government determining your guilt, you get a real jury as the Bill of Rights intended for a misdemeanor DV charge.

Other misdemeanors still only get a bench trial as the Judge as the lone juror.  Felony or gross misdemeanors get a jury trial though.