What is the Grand Jury?

Jury

A grand jury is a body of individuals legally obligated to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against a person. A grand jury differs from a typical trial jury, whose job it is to determine whether a person is guilty or innocent of a crime. Also, unlike a typical trial jury, a grand jury does not typically meet every day.

A grand jury hearing is typically only used for high crimes, such as felonies. While many countries held grand jury hearings at one time, the United States is the only country that does currently. The continuance of this practice in the United States is the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which stipulates that a grand jury be implemented. However, each state has the freedom to determine how to employ grand juries, so their formation varies from state to state.

For information on serving legal papers, contact Professional Process Service, call (800) 774-6922. Representatives are available Monday-Friday 8 am – 8 pm EST.  If you found this article helpful, please consider donating.  Thank you for following our blog, A space dedicated to bringing you news on breaking legal developments, interesting articles for law professionals, and educational material for all. We hope that you enjoy your time on our blog and revisit us!  We also invite you to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Process Servers.

This entry was posted in Legal Material on by .

BLOG DISCLAIMER

The information contained herein has been prepared in compliance with Section 107 of the Copyright Act. Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works. The articles/Images contained herein serve as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, educational, and research-as examples of activities that qualify as fair use. Undisputed Legal Inc. is a Process Service Agency and “Not A Law Firm” therefore the articles/images contained herein are for educational purposes only, and not intended as legal advice.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *