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The DC Code: § 11-1916 Grand jury; additional grand jury.

Index11 Organization and Jurisdiction of the Courts. (Refs & Annos)
a
A grand jury serving in the District of Columbia may take cognizance of all matters brought before it regardless of whether an indictment is returnable in the Federal or District of Columbia courts.
b
If the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia certifies in writing to the chief judge that an additional grand jury is required, the judge may in his or her discretion order an additional grand jury summoned which shall be drawn at such time as he or she designates. Unless discharged by order of the judge, the additional grand jury shall serve until the end of the term for which it is drawn.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 11-1916. 1973 Ed., § 11-1903. Miscellaneous Notes Short title: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 11-1901. DC CODE § 11-1916 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 515, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 111; Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3635, Pub. L. 99-650, § 2.)