My case as a defendant (or the one I am interested in as a victim/witness) was bound over or waived to the grand jury. When will I know whether the case has been indicted by the grand jury?
When the clerk of that county prepares and releases the grand jury report. In some, but not all, of our counties the local paper prints this report which is usually ready by Thursday or Friday of the week grand jury meets. Cases that go directly to the grand jury that have not been through general sessions court are not listed in the public grand jury report because law enforcement officers are trying to locate these persons who have not been previously arrested to serve them with the court issued capiasin order to arrest them and take them into custody.
If you are a defendant who has already been through general sessions court you should check with your bondsman or attorney to find out about whether you have been indicted. Do not call our office for this information. If you are someone who thinks you are the target of a law enforcement investigation and that you may have been presented to the grand jury for a new bill indictment, then you should call the local sheriff’s office to see if you should turn yourself into the jail.
Criminal Court arraignments for most defendants take place at 9am on the Monday following the meeting of that particular grand jury.