During a grand jury proceeding, a prosecutor is able to present the state’s case to the grand jury, who will review the evidence and witness testimony to determine if there is probable cause to formally bring suit against the defendant. The grand jury must return an indictment or a No Bill. If an indictment is returned, the prosecutor will charge the defendant with the crime. If a No Bill is returned, the prosecutor cannot move forward with the case.
Unlike the prosecutor, neither the defendant nor his attorney has the right to be present during a grand jury proceeding unless called upon by the grand jury. Despite this, our firm takes initial steps to send the grand jury a “grand jury packet” to persuade a grand jury to return a No Bill and defeat the case before it can proceed any further.
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