A grand jury reviews the evidence and determines if there is enough evidence to issue an indictment (formal charge against the accused). This is not a public hearing, and you will not appear before the grand jury.
You are encouraged not to speak with the media without first consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney or the victim advocate handling your case.
You should not sign anything without first consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
You should receive a subpoena informing you of the trial date.
If you change your address or telephone number, inform the detective/officer and Victim Witness Assistance Program.
After the trial and prior to sentencing, you will be asked to prepare a victim impact statement for the court.
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