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How does a Grand Jury work?
- A Grand Jury is a group of 12 individuals chosen to hear all felony cases and determine if the case contains the necessary elements to move forward.
- Grand Jurys are secret proceedings.
- A prosecutor is allowed to present their version of the facts of a case and ask for a Grand Jury to determine if the case can move forward. A prosecutor is allowed to bring witnesses and evidence to the Grand Jury to assist them in their review of the case. Once the case is presented, all non Grand Jury members are required to leave the room. The Grand Jury then meets in secret to discuss the case and make a decision on whether to accept or decline the case.
- A Grand Jury meets multiple times during their term.
- Defense attorneys are NOT allowed in Grand Jury proceedings.