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Blanton v. City of North Las Vegas

Blanton v. North Las Vegas
Argued January 9, 1989
Decided March 6, 1989
Full case name Blanton et al. v. City of North Las Vegas, Nevada
Citations 489 U.S. 538 (more)
Prior history Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Nevada.
Subsequent history 103 Nev. 623, 748 P.2d 494, affirmed.
Holding
The right to a jury trial is not found in crimes where the maximum period of incarceration is under six months.
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Marshall, joined by unanimous
Laws applied
U.S. Const. amend. VI

Blanton v. North Las Vegas, 489 U.S. 538 (1989), was a decision issued by the United States Supreme Court clarifying the limitations of the Right to Trial by Jury.

Contents

  • Background 1
  • Decision of the Court 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4
  • See also 5

Background

Melvin R. Blanton was charged with Driving under the influence of alcohol. His petition for a jury trial was denied and he was instead given a bench trial. Blanton appealed, arguing that his sixth amendment right to trial by jury had been violated.

Decision of the Court

The US Supreme Court ruled that Blanton did not have the right to a jury trial because the crime he was charged with was "petty". The court went on to elaborate: "offenses for which the maximum period of incarceration is six months, or less, are presumptively petty...a defendant can overcome this, and become entitled to a jury trial,..by showing that additional penalties [such as monetary fines]...are...so severe [as to indicate] that the legislature clearly determined that the offense is a serious one."[1]

References

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External links

  • - 489 U.S. 538 (1989)Blanton v. City of No. Las Vegas
  • - 489 U.S. 538 (1989)Blanton v. City of No. Las VegasJustia:

See also

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