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Like the federal system, the states also use grand juries. Indeed, every state uses the grand jury for at least some purpose, with many using grand juries both to bring criminal charges and to investigate civil and/or criminal matters. The sections below explain how state grand juries compare to federal grand juries in terms of their structure and the activities they carry out.

 

 
Size of Grand Jury Size of Grand Jury gif
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Grand Jury's Term Grand Jury's Term
Quorum of Jurors needed to conduct business Quorum of Jurors needed to conduct business gif How often a Grand Jury meets How often a Grand Jury meets
Alternate and Replacement Grand Jurors Alternate and Replacement Grand Jurors gif
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Recording Grand Jury proceedings Recording Grand Jury proceedings
Grand Jury Officers (Foreperson) Grand Jury Officers gif
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Power to abolish Grand Jury Power to abolish Grand Jury
Grand Jury Room Grand Jury Room Grand Jury Functions Grand Jury functions
       

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