Grand Jury

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As defined in the Criminal Procedure Law, a grand jury is "a body consisting of not less than sixteen nor more than twenty-three persons, impaneled by a superior court and constituting a part of such court, the functions of which are to hear and examine evidence concerning offenses and concerning misconduct, nonfeasance and neglect in public office, whether criminal or otherwise, and to take action with respect to such evidence as provided in [Criminal Procedure Law § 190.60]."[1]


  1. Criminal Procedure Law § 190.05.