What Is A Grand Jury?

A grand jury is a panel created by the court. A grand jury is composed of five to seven citizens convened to consider whether there is probable cause to believe that the person accused has committed the crime charged in the indictment and should stand trial. The grand jury also investigates and reports on any behavior or situation that involves or tends to promote criminal activity.

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