Bench Trial

A trial without a jury, in which the judge serves as the fact-finder.

Source: U.S. Courts


(Also known as court trial.) Trial without a jury in which a judge decides the facts.

Source: U.S. Courts


A trial where the military judge alone hears the evidence, determines guilt and imposes a sentence. A trial where the accused does not desire a court composed of members.

Source: Judge Advocate General


Trial without a jury. The judge decides the case.

Source: California Courts.