How Much Trouble Are You In When You Get Indicte

How Much Trouble Are You In When You Get Indicted

- NH, Texas

Answer:

It's never good to be accused of a crime. However, Texas jury instructions state that the fact an indictment has been returned cannot be used as evidence of guilt.

Most of the time the grand jury process is a one sided affair with only the district attorney presenting evidence. Grand juries can investigate possible crimes but there is a saying the grand jury could indict a ham sandwich.

Grand juries play an important role in acting as a check on the district attorney's office in the worst cases of over reaching by the prosecution. Even if you are indicted, remember that everyone found not guilty of a felony, from O J Simpson to Casey Anthony, was indicted at one time.

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