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Jury Trials

11. Any person charged with an offence has the right

f) except in the case of an offence under military law tried before a military tribunal, to the benefit of trial by jury where the maximum punishment for the offence is imprisonment for five years or a more severe punishment;

DUI's, impaired driving, and over 80 charges in Canada are generally prosecuted by summary conviction. Such trials are held in provincial court by judges alone.

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