Code of the District of Columbia

§ 11–1916. Grand jury; additional grand jury.

(a) A grand jury serving in the District of Columbia may take cognizance of all matters brought before it regardless of whether an indictment is returnable in the Federal or District of Columbia courts.

(b) If the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia certifies in writing to the chief judge that an additional grand jury is required, the judge may in his or her discretion order an additional grand jury summoned which shall be drawn at such time as he or she designates. Unless discharged by order of the judge, the additional grand jury shall serve until the end of the term for which it is drawn.


(July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 515, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 111; Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3635, Pub. L. 99-650, § 2.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 11-1916.

1973 Ed., § 11-1903.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 48-853.05.

Short Title

Short title: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 11-1901.