WHAT IS A GRAND JURY?
A Grand Jury is a group of 23 people, chosen from a random pool of eligible residents.
WHEN DOES THE GRAND JURY MEET?
In Prince George's County, we have two regular Grand Juries, sitting in three sessions. Each Grand Jury sits for four months, and meets weekly; one meets every Tuesday, and another meets every Thursday.
WHAT DOES THE GRAND JURY DO?
The Grand Jury, by majority vote, reviews evidence presented by the Office of the State's Attorney and decides whether there is enough evidence to charge the accused person. That charge becomes the indictment of the grand jury.
HOW DO I ANSWER THE SUMMONS?
If you receive a Summons and Grand Juror Qualification Form, you must complete the Questionnaire and return it to the Jury Office within 10 days.
In a few weeks, you will receive another summons for a special Orientation, where you will learn more about your duties and responsibilities.