GRAND JURY COUNSEL


Section 11.  Whenever a grand jury is impaneled, there shall be an independent counsel appointed as provided by law to advise the members of the grand jury regarding matters brought before it.  Independent counsel shall be selected from among those persons licensed to practice law by the supreme court of the State and shall not be a public employee.  The term and compensation for independent counsel shall be as provided by law. [Add Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]


Cross References


  Statutory provisions, see §§612-51 to 60.


Case Notes


  Section is not self-executing, and it required a subsequent implementing legislation.  63 H. 412, 629 P.2d 1111; 63 H. 488, 630 P.2d 619; 63 H. 633, 633 P.2d 1113; 63 H. 640, 633 P.2d 545; 65 H. 22, 649 P.2d 363.

  Failure to appoint grand jury counsel does not require dismissal of indictment.  63 H. 488, 630 P.2d 619.

  Section did not create substantive right for accused.  63 H. 640, 633 P.2d 545.

  Grand jury counsel need not be physically present throughout proceeding.  64 H. 197, 638 P.2d 309.

  Grand jury counsel created for benefit of grand jury.  Not a substantive right of criminal defendant.  64 H. 427, 642 P.2d 534.










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