Bench – the term is used in the Court Trials in some legal systems. There it details the figure of a judge, during a court session. The term is connected with the term “bench trial”. Which refers to a court process, performed by a sole judge without a jury. Usually, the bench trial is performed for smaller offenses or crimes that do not get serious punishment. Of course, this depends on the provisions of the concrete local legislation).

See also “Trial Per Pais”

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