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What is the grand jury's decision called?


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April 29, 2010 2:23AM

Generally a grand jury returns a true bill if they elect to find probable cause for a trial. That may be in the form of (1) a presentment if the case originated from a magistrate or a preliminary hearing in a lower criminal court or (2) an indictment if the case originated in the grand jury. If a grand jury finds insufficient probable cause, it will return a no true bill and the charges are dismissed.