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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