- grand jury service
WHAT IS GRAND JURY SERVICE?
A federal grand jury hears evidence presented by an attorney of the government which tends to show the commission of a crime and whether someone should be tried for that crime. The grand jury then votes to indict or not to indict that person or persons.
WHAT IS THE TERM OF SERVICE?
Grand Jurors who are selected will serve an eighteen month term. Service is generally one day (the same day) once or twice a month and each session generally last three to eight hours in a day. If you are selected on a grand jury, you must call the 800# that is provided to you on the business day prior to your scheduled day of service. Time off for personal reasons may be granted by your foreperson in advance of your leave.
Grand Jury Handbook