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RULE 16-301. TERM OF COURT AND GRAND JURY

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 16. Court Administration
Chapter 300. Circuit Courts--Administration and Case Management
MD Rules, Rule 16-301
RULE 16-301. TERM OF COURT AND GRAND JURY
(a) Term of Court. For accounting and statistical reporting purposes, each circuit court shall hold a single term each year beginning on July 1 and ending the following June 30.
(b) Term of Grand Jury; Extension to Complete Investigation.
(1) Definition. In section (b) of this Rule, “State's Attorney” includes the Attorney General when using a grand jury pursuant to Article V, § 3 of the Maryland Constitution or other law and the State Prosecutor when using a grand jury pursuant to Code, Criminal Procedure Article, § 14-110.
(2) Term of Grand Jury and Additional Grand Jury. The term of a grand jury for a county shall be as determined in the jury plan for that county. The term of any additional grand jury for a county appointed pursuant to Code, Courts Article, § 8-413 shall be determined by the County Administrative Judge.
(3) Extension of Term. On motion of the State's Attorney, the County Administrative Judge or the jury judge may enter an order extending the term of a grand jury or additional grand jury so that it may complete an investigation specified by the judge in the order. During an extension, the grand jury shall continue until it concludes its investigation or is sooner discharged by the judge but is limited to the investigation specified in the order.
Cross reference: For the definition of “jury plan,” see Code, Courts Article, § 8-101 (c).
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 16-107 (2016).

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[Adopted June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016.]
MD Rules, Rule 16-301, MD R CTS J AND ATTYS Rule 16-301
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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