Trials and magistrates

S.E.A. 137, P.L. 108-2015
Effective: July 1, 2015

Conforms Indiana statutes concerning the right to a jury trial in a criminal case with the provisions in the Indiana Rules of Criminal Procedure concerning waiver of the right to a jury trial.

Provides that, unless the defendant consents, a magistrate may not preside over a sentencing hearing if the magistrate did not preside over the criminal trial.

The full law is available at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/137