Grand jury indictments, not surprisingly, are handled by "grand juries", a legal concept that has been around since the 12th century. Thus, they have a long-standing reputation and an honorable role in the legal and penal systems of both Europe and America.
Grand jury indictments are documents which have been issued after a grand jury has the opportunity to look over evidence presented to them by a prosecutor. The grand jury examines the burden of proof offered to them and, if the grand jury feels there is enough evidence, issues the indictments.
Grand jury indictments are not automatically given in every criminal case; often, the grand juries undertake investigations to ensure that their indictments are worthy. If they find that an indictment is unnecessary, they will decline to issue it based on lack of evidence or facts. Certainly, grand jury indictments are hardly "shoe ins".
Grand juries are comprised of citizens who are viewed as impartial. In order to make the decision whether or not to create the indictments, this panel of persons can ask for further evidence to be presented to them. Also, the grand jury can request witnesses to come to them to testify.
Thus, by the time grand juries issue their indictments, the assumption is that it has been well-researched. However, many people (and their attorneys) criticize the grand jury process and feel that grand jury indictments are not always "lock tight" as they might seem.
If you or someone you care about has been issued a grand jury indictment or several grand jury indictments, we encourage you to contact our team of legal professionals as soon as possible. Call us or email us and we'll set up a no-obligation consultation on your case. Remember that it's of the utmost importance that you obtain legal representation without delay.
Our team is well-versed in grand jury indictments and is familiar with the concepts and inner workings of the documents. We have helped hundreds of individuals and businesses with their cases, and would be honored to work with you, too.
Remember - you deserve to have excellent professionals on your side. Don't rely on the expertise of a public defender; though he or she may be an adequate lawyer, he or she is unlikely to have the years of training and experience that you'll get when you hire us as your defenders. We look forward to hearing from you soon.