Grand Jurys have three options: a true bill, a no bill, or to take no action.

  • A true bill means the Grand Jury found probable cause to believe a crime happened. A formal charge, or an Indictment, is given to the Court. The case will then proceed to Court.
  • A no bill means the Grand Jury has found probable cause does not exist. This results in a dismissal of a case. Cases that are no billed may be re-presented at a later time with additional evidence.
  • No action means the Grand Jury has decided not to make a decision on the case. This means a Prosecutor then has the ability to represent a case to a new grand jury or dismiss a case.

Just because you have been indicted by a Grand Jury does not mean you have been found guilty. An indictment simply means the case can progress in Court.