grand jury indictment

Overview of the federal grand jury

February 8, 2011
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The purpose of the grand jury is to decide whether criminal charges should be filed against an individual. Grand jurors are selected for duty in much of the same way as jurors who sit on criminal trials. Each juror receives a summons to appear for jury duty and then, after questioning on their impartiality, they […]

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The role of a special grand jury in United States District Court

October 14, 2010
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A grand jury serves basically one purpose, to determine whether there is probable cause that a federal criminal offense has been committed. If the grand jury indicates that there is probable cause, a person or organization will be indicted. The process of indictment by grand jury involves a hearing before the grand jury in secret […]

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