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Does a grand jury sit all day, every day?

       Unlike trial juries, which usually sit every day until they return with a verdict, grand juries sit only occasionally. The frequency with which a grand jury will be called into session depends on the kind of grand jury it is.

        Some state grand juries may be called into session once a week or once every two weeks; many federal grand juries may only meet once a month. The frequency depends on how much work there is for a grand jury to do. If a grand jury's only role is to hear evidence and decide whether to return indictments, it may only need to meet once a month. If a grand jury is conducting a complicated investigation into organized crime, it may need to meet at least once a week. If a grand jury is convened to monitor the conduct of certain public activities, it may only need to meet once or twice a year. 

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