I was told that my case was dismissed to the Grand Jury
A Grand Jury is a secret hearing where a group of people decide if there is probable cause to hold your case over for trial. Consisting of 16 grand jurors, a prosecutor, and the government's witness. The governments witness is typically the Police.
The Grand Jury's role is to determine if probable cause exists to formally charge a defendant with a crime. Generally the defendant and his/her attorney are not allowed to attend unless the defendant specifically requests to testify at the Grand Jury and the grand jurors wish to hear from the defendant.
If the Grand Jury finds probable cause they "hand up" an indictment. An Indictment will be filed against you in Maricopa County if you have been criminally charged with a felony and it will list the formal criminal felony charges against you.
If you have been indicted by the Grand Jury you are most likely facing serious felony charges and I strongly encourage you to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you.
Finding the best possible Criminal Defense Lawyer in Maricopa CountyI suggest the following when researching a criminal defense attorney to represent you.
- Research Criminal Defense Lawyers Online. Excellent places to check are AVVO.com, NOLO.com and SuperLawyers.com
- If you are curious about a Criminal Defense Lawyer, or want to learn more about their qualifications simply give them a call
- Have a consultation with the Lawyer
- Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer who is extremely experienced in Criminal law
- Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer who belongs to Criminal Defense Organizations and is an active member. Check out sites such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ)
- Hire a DUI Lawyer who has handled numerous cases and has Criminal Defense Jury Trial experience.
About the Author
Aaron Black is the founder and sole attorney of the Law Office of Aaron Black. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, his DUI and criminal defense law firm provides legal services to people who have received felony or misdemeanor charges from the state.Aaron has developed a strong interest in defending people who have been arrested and received criminal charges for driving under the influence. With his professionalism and knowledge of Arizona DUI and criminal law, he has acted as a check and balance on the police, prosecution and courts and has protected a great number of his clients from excessive and unfair sentencing.
Along with DUI defense, Aaron handles a range of other criminal matters, including aggravated assault, burglary, domestic violence, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud defense, insurance fraud, sex crimes and white-collar crime.
After graduating college in 2003 from the University of Arizona, Aaron decided to pursue a law degree. He followed a family long tradition and went to the University of South Dakota School of Law where he pursued his goal of becoming a criminal defense lawyer.
After passing the Arizona and South Dakota bar exams, Aaron joined the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender where he defended hundreds of people charged with serious criminal offenses. His work as a public defender helped him sharpen his litigation skills and gave him a unique insight into the Arizona criminal justice system.
Over the course of his 15-year legal career, Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in both Arizona justice, municipal, state and federal courts. He has argued over 50 jury trials, tried over 100 bench trials and has become one of the highest-rated criminal and DUI defense attorneys in Phoenix and the surrounding areas. He has received a 10/10 rating from the legal directory Avvo because of his legal background and successful case record. Since 2014, he has received the Super Lawyer rating for his work as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.
You can review Aaron’s Attorney Bio page for more information about his background, education and experience as a Phoenix DUI and criminal defense attorney.