Willis W. Apple, P.A., Attorney at Law

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900 Old Winston Road
Kernersville, NC 27284


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Willis W. Apple, PA

Willis W. Apple, PA, - 900 Old Winston Road - Kernersville, NC

Realities of NC Criminal Court: You're probably NOT getting a jury trial

If you are facing criminal prosecution here in North Carolina for the first time in your life, you may be surprised to find out that you might not get a jury trial. Most people know that the Constitution says criminal defendants have the right to a trial by a jury of their peers. Fewer people know that the U.S. Supreme Court decided in a case called Baldwin v. New York (1970), that the constitutional promise of a jury trial is only required for “serious offenses.” Then, a bunch of cases...

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