It honestly depends. Sometimes one is better then the other but there is no absolute.<br />
With a bench trial only one person has to be corrupted for it to go south. But then again jury nullification was used as a weapon to get KKK members off on murder trials so both can be abused.
What is the judge just plain doesn't like you?
What do you mean by "Reliable"...
Yes.Absolutely.....Always get a good lawyer and request a jury trial...LOL
jury trials are ba<x>sed on a group of people who may be influenced by others or something about you