AO 86A (Rev. 01/09) Consent to Proceed Before a Magistrate Judge in a Misdemeanor Case
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
__________ District of __________
United States of America )
CONSENT TO PROCEED BEFORE A MAGISTRATE JUDGE IN A MISDEMEANOR CASE
A United States magistrate judge has explained to me the nature of the charges against me and the maximum penalty that may be imposed on each charge if I am found guilty. The magistrate judge has also informed me of my right to a lawyer, my right to a jury trial, and my right to be tried, judged, and sentenced before either a United States district judge or a United States magistrate judge.
I consent to being tried before a United States magistrate judge, and I waive my rights to trial, judgment, and sentencing by a United States district judge.
Waiver of a Right to Trial by Jury
I waive my right to a jury trial.
The United States consents to the jury-trial waiver:
Government representative’s signature
Government representative’s printed name and title
Waiver of a Right to Have 30 Days to Prepare for Trial
I waive my right to have 30 days to prepare for trial.
Printed name of defendant’s attorney (if any) Signature of defendant’s attorney (if any)
Date: Approved by:
Magistrate Judge’s signature