Grand Jury

You may be summonsed to serve as a trial juror or grand juror.

A grand jury reviews evidence submitted by a prosecutor for the State of Maine (Assistant Attorney General) or a prosecutor representing the District Attorney’s Office for a county or prosecutorial district to determine whether a person should be charged with a crime (issued as an indictment).

If selected for a grand jury, the prosecutor will explain your duties and responsibilities in the courtroom. Grand jury service takes place over a period of six months, during which time you will be called to appear at court once a month, usually for a two-day period. Grand juries may review multiple cases presented by a prosecutor each day. Grand jury service may last a full day.