Slam, Bam…Thank you, Grand Jury

Got some studying to do tonight, but just had to report back:

Presented my two cases to the Grand Jury  today; both were aggravated sexual assaults on children.  (“Aggravated” because of the age of the children at the time of the incidents—5 and 6 years old.)  I reviewed with the Grand Jury all the facts of the case I had pulled together from our records and gave them everything we had.   I sat there in front of 12 strangers and one DA and detailed all the sad, nasty details of what these babies experienced at the hands of grown men.

It occurred to me that these kids have experienced things sexually that some adults haven’t.  Makes me sick.  At the end of my presentation , I asked that they return a true bill  on both cases.

Maybe five minutes after the DA and I walked out, we got our true bills.  All we needed was 9 out of 12 to go forward.  I got all 12.

Guess I know two people whose lives just went from bad to worse.  Can’t say I’m going to lose much sleep.



About LegalTrenches

I graduated law school in May 2012 and have been blogging about my experience as a non-traditional student since my 2L year. I live over 200 miles from my law school and so I commuted two round trips a week from the beginning. I put almost 1000 miles a week on my car. Law school is crazy. It's even crazier as a non-traditional commuter student, but I wouldn't have had it any other way! I blogged my way through bar prep and sat for the July 2012 Texas Bar exam. Hopefully some of my experiences will help out those taking the bar exam after me. On Nov. 1, 2012, I received my bar results and became an officially licensed Texas lawyer! Follow me as I transition into the legal world as a brand new baby lawyer. I'll try to keep it light and promise to keep it real.

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