Grand Jury

A Grand Jury is different than a trial jury in that they will hear evidence from the County Prosecutor that a felony crime may have been committed and will decide whether or not there will be an arrest and charge (indictment). The accused is not represented at the Grand Jury, nor is he/she necessarily aware that a Grand Jury hearing has occured. Grand Jury proceedings are confidential meaning jurors and witnesses are sworn not to discuss the case outside of the courtroom. Prosecutors should be careful when responding to media inquiries about confidential Grand Jury proceedings.

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