Grand Jury

A grand jury is a legal body that is empowered to conduct official proceedings to investigate potential criminal conduct and to determine whether criminal charges should be brought. A grand jury may compel the production of documents and may compel the sworn testimony of witnesses to appear before it. A grand jury is separate from the courts, which do not preside over its functioning.Currently, only the United States retains grand juries, although some other common law jurisdictions formerly employed them, and most other jurisdictions employ some other type of preliminary hearing. Grand juries perform both accusatory and investigatory functions.
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  • Probation Violations: What Happens When You Break the Rules

    … hearing, a judge will listen to the prosecutor as they outline the probation violation. The probation officer will testify for the prosecution. This hearing isn’t like a grand jury. A grand jury only hears the prosecutor’s side of the case. The person’s attorney has the right to argue against the probation revocation and present witnesses…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 readers -
  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … In the state of Texas, a grand jury is comprised of 12 people who must determine whether probable cause exists for a felony offense. The grand jury is assembled to inquire into a felony offense or a relatively small number of misdemeanor offenses. According to Title 1, Chapter 19, Article 19.40 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, a quorum…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 14 readers -
  • How Cases Start and How the Prosecution Operates

    … and to remain silent. The judge also lets the accused know they can request an examining trial to establish the reasons for the probable cause or arrest. The most important part of the initial appearance is to set bail. Bail is the amount of money the accused must pay to leave jail. Often, the bail is paid by a bail bondsman or family members…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • Texas Daycare Worker Charged with Child Sex Abuse

    …FREDERICKSBURG, TX — Parents urged to come forward after Texas daycare employee charged with 14 counts of sexual assault involving children. Fredericksburg United Methodist Church has shut their daycare center pending an investigation after one of their employees, Seth Batterton, was charged with 12 counts of sexual assault, one count of indecency…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Medicare Fraud Scheme Relied on “Doctored” EMR Scheme

    … notes. On October 14th, a federal grand jury sitting in Missouri indicted Yev Gray, M.D., his wife Natalie Gray and James Sayadzad. All three are officers of Aggeus Healthcare; a Chicago based healthcare company that provides podiatry services in 16 states. The services are primarily supplied to nursing home patients. Charges include conspiracy to commit…

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  • More New Orleans Medicare Fraud Indictments

    … that call New Orleans home. Unfortunately, the city is also home to a visible minority of fraudsters, corrupt politicians and apparently, Medicare thieves. The New Orleans charges stem from a federal grand jury that returned several indictments against 13 companies involved in a wide variety of healthcare businesses including home health care…

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  • Criminal Indictments: How Are Cases Started?

    …. Sometimes the prosecutor can request to seal the criminal indictment as well as the grand jury proceedings. This happens in a number of situations including when safety is at stake of the members of the grand jury, witnesses and others presenting evidence or of the community. This can also happen if there is a chance that the suspect being…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 10 readers -
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