How Is A State Grand Jury Different From a Federal Grand Jury?
A grand jury is, essentially, a group of people who are completely detached from the case — who have nothing to gain or lose no matter the final verdict — and who serve as an impartial, unbiased jury in the case. An experienced Orlando criminal defense attorney will be able to explain to their client how this jury works, and what to expect from the trial process.
“There’s not a great deal of procedural difference in the way they operate. The only difference is that they’ll be hearing evidence of state crimes instead of federal crimes or vice versa. It’s the same concept. A group of politically unattached, dispassionate people listen to the evidence and decide whether or not they believe the state has enough evidence to go forward or not.”