Understanding the Grand Jury

  • The two-fold purpose is to decide whether charges should be filed against an accused person and to examine charges against public officials.
  • The grand jury considers both witness testimony and physical evidence.
  • The accused person may testify at an investigation, but is not required to do so.
  • Witnesses called cannot refuse to testify, but are given immunity from prosecution.
  • A grand jury can decide to indict the accused, order the filing of charges, dismiss charges, or issue a report.

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