Grand Jury Practice

If your case is suitable, I can present a statement to the grand jury detailing the extenuating circumstances or issues in your case and asking the grand jurors not to return an indictment. I can potentially stop the case in its tracks before you ever get charged with a criminal offense.

 

The District Attorney’s Office is required to present all felony cases to the grand jury.   The presentation generally consists of nothing more than a police officer or detective reading a police report into the record and then an assistant district attorney asking the grand jury to return what is called an indictment. An indictment is simply the charging document in a felony case. Most of the time, the grand jurors ask no questions and the cases get indicted one after the other.

 

While not the place for a full blown trial, I can use the grand jury process as an excellent opportunity to expeditiously terminate the criminal proceedings against you. The most common cases for grand jury statements are prohibited weapons at the airport, assault cases where the complainant recants, or cases where you might be guilty of a criminal offense but extenuating circumstances lead a reasonable person to conclude that you should not be charged.

 

Grand jury statements consists of a packet of information we want the grand jurors to consider in determining whether to indict you. They can include witness affidavits, photographs, licenses, and anything else favorable to your case. I can also prepare you to testify before the grand jury should you so choose.

 

If you have been arrested without reason, the complainant has recanted, or you simply should not be charged with a criminal offense, you need to do a grand jury statement.


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