How to obtain grand jury testimony before motions hearing for criminal case.
Grand Jury testimony is never disclosed unless a motion if filed by your attorney and the Judge grants the motion. Under the MD rules, if it is ordered by judge, the testimony does not have to be handed over until after the witness has testified.
You might ask the prosecution for the grand jury transcripts, but the prosecution does not have to turn them over, if the witness did testify before the grand jury, until after the prosecution's direct examination of the witness at trial.
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A motion can be filed requesting grand jury testimony, and if granted, the transcript won't be provided until after the witness has testified.
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