Grand Jury No-Bills

All felony charges have to go through the formal stages of the grand jury process. Although the police may arrest you and charge you with a felony, you are not formally charged unless and until a grand jury has heard your case and returned a True-Bill of indictment.

A grand jury is not like an ordinary jury where twelve people decide whether the state has proven your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. A grand jury is merely deciding whether there is probable cause to believe you committed the crime. If the grand jury finds that there is probable cause to believe you committed the crime they can return a True-Bill of indictment. If the grand jury believes that there is not probable cause to believe you committed the crime they can No-Bill the charge. This means, essentially, case dismissed and you can go home free and clear.

The time between your arrest and your grand jury hearing is critical. Most Counties, Dallas included, allow your attorney to prepare and present a presentation to the grand jury for them to consider why your case should be No-Billed.

I have prepared hundreds of grand jury presentations and many have resulted in No-Bills. Over the years I have learned what motivates grand juries and what they find most persuasive. Let my experience work for you!

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