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1. Cases tried by jury

The most serious offences tried in the Court of First Instance must be held with a jury. Usually, these offences include (1) those that are of a serious kind to which the sentencing upon conviction will likely exceed seven years' imprisonment or (2) due to public interest, that the case should be tried before a judge and jurors. Such may include murder, manslaughter, rape, armed robbery, serious drug or commercial fraud offences.