Finding Legal Help
You are not required to hire an attorney, but legal matters can be complicated. Consider talking to an attorney to go over your options. See the Finding Legal Help page for information about free and low cost ways to get legal help.
Como encontrar ayuda legal
Usted no está obligado a contratar un abogado, pero los asuntos legales pueden ser complicados. Considere la posibilidad de hablar con un abogado para hablar de sus opciones. Para información sobre cómo obtener ayuda legal vea nuestra página Como encontrar ayuda legal.
Grand Jury Schedule
A panel of judges selected from throughout the state will hold hearings in each judicial district every three years to determine if a grand jury needs to be summoned based upon criminal activity. The attorney general, a county attorney, or special prosecutor appointed under U.C.A. 77-10a-1 may also present evidence to the panel of judges to summon a grand jury based upon criminal activity. The panel of judges will hear in secret all persons claiming information to justify the calling of a grand jury. All persons appearing shall be placed under oath and shall be examined by the panel of judges.
The purpose of the hearing is for the judges to receive testimony to determine if reasonable cause exists for calling a grand jury. Persons appearing to testify claiming information justifying the calling of a grand jury should be prepared to give evidence in support of such claims. Persons considering appearing to testify should bear in mind that it is not the purpose of the hearing to consider civil disputes or controversies between individual parties.
Grand Jury Panel Meeting Schedule (as of August 27, 2018)
Individuals who would like to testify before the panel of judges on a scheduled date should contact Michael Drechsel, Associate General Counsel, at (801) 578-3821, at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled date for an appointment. If no appointments are scheduled in advance, the hearing may be canceled without further notice.
The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.