Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1962 NO. 116 > Apr 18 1962

A person charged with a criminal violation of the state motor vehicle code before a police court judge who is not also a justice of the peace in a second class city does not have a constitutional right to a trial by jury in that court but said right is insured on appeal to the superior court where a jury de novo trial may be demanded.