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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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A summary of federal perjury laws

December 3, 2010
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If a person testifies falsely after taking the oath, or writes a false statement on a document supported by affidavit, he can be prosecuted for perjury. The act is a criminal offense where the person knew the testimony or statement was false. The states have their own laws on perjury when the offense takes place […]

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