NOT FINAL CONVICTIONS
According to Article 19.40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, a quorum of nine jurors must be present to carry out the function of the grand jury. Each grand juror votes individually after reviewing the facts and circumstances of an allegation. If at least nine grand jurors determine that there is probable cause that an offense occurred, it returns a “True Bill” to indict the case. Failure to get nine votes will result in a “No Bill,” and the prosecution will not pursue criminal charges. If a case is No-Billed, the accused is generally eligible for an expunction of all records relating to the arrest and investigation.
Proceedings are secret and take place behind closed doors. Prosecutors present evidence by reciting facts or providing witness testimony or exhibits. The prosecutor may choose to recommend a True Bill, a No Bill, or make no recommendation at all. The deliberations of a grand jury are secret (just like regular jury deliberations). Witnesses and prosecutors leave the grand jury room during deliberations. Breaking this secrecy is a crime punishable by a $500 fine and 30 days in jail.
Members of the jury are everyday citizens like you and me. These grand jurors should represent the demographics of the county. Some factors taken into consideration are race, sex, and age. In Texas, the jury is comprised of 12 individuals who elect a foreman of the group. This process makes members of the local community responsible for the advancement of justice, including safeguarding offenders against unwarranted prosecution.
221ST DISTRICT COURT
INDICTED BURGLARY OF HABITATION
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INDICTED CREDIT CARD DEBIT CARD ABUSE ELDERLY
INDICTED ASSAULT FAM/HOUSE IMPEDE BREATH/CIRC(FV)
INDICTED CONTINUOUS VIOLENCE AGAINST THE FAMILY
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INDICTED ASSAULT FAM/HOUSE IMPEDE BREATH/CIRC
4/23/2023 140340 ZAVALA-PADILLA, IRVING JOSUE 410 PHILLIPS CONROE TX 77301 CONROE PD 1208 PLEASANT DR INSTANTER D221 EVADING ARREST DETENTION W/VEH OR WATERC 20000 INSTANTER CCL1 ASSAULT – (CLASS A) FAMILY VIOLENCE(FV) 1500 INSTANTER D221 CRIMINAL MISCHIEF >=$2,500<$30K 5000 [/caption] INDICTED CRIMINAL MISCHIEF >=$2,500<$30K INDICTED EVADING ARREST DETENTION W/VEH OR WATERC