What is the purpose of a grand jury?
A grand jury is a panel of 18 citizens, selected each year, whose duty is to determine whether enough evidence exists to believe a crime has been committed. At least 12 of the 18 jurors must agree that the arresting agency has enough evidence for them to grant an indictment or a true bill. An indictment serves as a charging document that prosecutors must prove in General Sessions Court. In a case where the Grand Jury is not convinced a crime has been committed, a "no bill," is returned. The case is dismissed.

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1. What is a Solicitor?
2. What is a bond hearing?
3. What can I do to help with my case?
4. What are first and second appearances?
5. Why does it take so long for cases to come to court?
6. What kinds of cases are heard in Family Court?
7. What are my rights as a victim?
8. What is the Victim's Compensation Fund?
9. What is a preliminary hearing?
10. Can I report a crime to the Solicitor's Office?
11. What is the purpose of a grand jury?
12. What is transfer court?
13. How long do I have to wait for a fraudulent check conviction to be dropped from my record?
14. What is a VIS form?
15. How will I get restitution?
16. How do I get a charge expunged from my criminal record?