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Summit county grand jury to review alleged criminal activity

It is easy to see how this shared work can influence the decisions made in grand jury hearings. Since they are created at the discretion of the local district attorney, members are selected and seated through interviews with that office, and information is provided to them by the DA. That is why it is so crucial that a person who is the focus of a grand jury investigation focus on gaining an understanding of the potential criminal charges involved and what steps may be necessary in order to protect important legal rights.

The grand jury that has been convened in Summit County is the first in more than 30 years. The District Attorney advised that there was no particular case that is currently under consideration, but was a proactive measure. He feels that it will be beneficial to have the members already in place and familiar with the court processes so that, if a high-profile case of alleged criminal activity comes about, he and the grand jury will be prepared to move forward quickly. The efficiency with which they can do this serves to underscore the need for any potential subject of grand jury proceedings to determine the best manner in which to defend themselves.

Source: SummitDaily.com,"DA calls for grand jury," Reid Tulley, April 29, 2013

It is easy to see how this shared work can influence the decisions made in grand jury hearings. Since they are created at the discretion of the local district attorney, members are selected and seated through interviews with that office, and information is provided to them by the DA. That is why it is so crucial that a person who is the focus of a grand jury investigation focus on gaining an understanding of the potential criminal charges involved and what steps may be necessary in order to protect important legal rights.

The grand jury that has been convened in Summit County is the first in more than 30 years. The District Attorney advised that there was no particular case that is currently under consideration, but was a proactive measure. He feels that it will be beneficial to have the members already in place and familiar with the court processes so that, if a high-profile case of alleged criminal activity comes about, he and the grand jury will be prepared to move forward quickly. The efficiency with which they can do this serves to underscore the need for any potential subject of grand jury proceedings to determine the best manner in which to defend themselves.

Source: SummitDaily.com, "DA calls for grand jury," Reid Tulley, April 29, 2013

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