A grand jury being seated Tuesday could decide whether Trump is charged over Georgia’s 2020 election

July 11, 2023

About a year into her investigation, Willis took the unusual step of asking for a special grand jury. That special grand jury was seated in May 2022 and was released in January after completing its work. Often in Georgia, the only witnesses the grand jury hears from are law enforcement officers, including investigators for the district attorney’s office. If a grand jury votes to bring charges, the indictment must be presented in open court by the grand jury or the sworn grand jury bailiff in a courtroom where a judge and the clerk are present. If the grand jury votes against indicting anyone, prosecutors can present the case again to a different grand jury.