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can a person request a jury trial for a Justice court summons

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can a person request a jury trial for a Justice court summons for a simple battery complaint.
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Thank you.

NRS 175.011(2) states:

"In a justice's court, a case shall be tried by jury only if the defendant so demands in writing not less than 30 days prior to trial. Where a case is tried by jury, a reporter must be present who is an official reporter for a district court of this state, and shall report the trial." See here.

As such, the Defendant does indeed have this right, but must request it at least 30 days before day of trial.

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PS - persons are also guaranteed the right to a jury trial by both art. I, section 3 of the Nevada Constitution, and the sixth amendment to the United States Constitution.

But again, NRS 175.011(2) makes that right contingent on the Defendant requesting it within 30 days.

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