Criminal Practice

Defense Counsel Raise Questions About Indicting Grand Juries

, The Legal Intelligencer

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With the return of the indicting grand jury to Pennsylvania last week for cases involving witness intimidation, defense attorneys are raising concerns that the grand jury process provides much less protection for defendants, while prosecutors say that indicting grand juries are necessary to protect witnesses facing the threat of harm or even death if they testify about homicides and other serious crimes.

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