Grand Jury Witness

Definition - What does Grand Jury Witness mean?

A grand jury witness is a person who is called to provide a testimony on a trial that has a grand jury. Grand juries are comprised of 12 to 23 ordinary citizens who are chosen to make the final decisions in trials. An example of a grand jury witness would be someone who witnessed an armed robbery taking place and who has been called to testify about this incident in front of a grand jury.

Justipedia explains Grand Jury Witness

Many trials have witnesses. However, not all trials have grand juries. When there is a grand jury, and when a witness has been called to testify in front of them, this is a grand jury witness. Witnesses can include people who have allegedly seen the crime taking place. They can also include experts who are called in to testify about a particular detail in the trial. The purpose of grand jury witnesses is to help give the grand jury more information to base their decision on.

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