Ponca City, OK asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: What does “Jury Trial (Issue)” mean in Oklahoma? The final pretrial was just cancelled and this was scheduled.

The final pretrial was just cancelled and this was scheduled for a week prior to the trial date. No jury selection has been scheduled or anything?

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Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: As a general rule whenever you see the word “issue” attached to a court proceeding it means evidence will be taken, witnesses will be called, final disposition of some stage in the life of that case will be had. For instance, in felony cases when the court characterizes a setting as “preliminary hearing issue setting,” that is the date where everyone appears at court and the states witnesses will be called to testify in order to attempt to meet their burden of probable cause (preponderance of the evidence standard) to the Court to keep the case moving forward to trial. I see his jury trial issues setting, sounds like they’re ready to put the trailer on for his final disposition, whether it’s a jury trial or bench trial before a judge. Of course you should consult the attorney handling the matter in order to get a more accurate answer.

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