- The law imposes upon each grand juror a strict obligation of secrecy.
- Only after each grand juror has been given the opportunity to be heard will the vote be taken.
- In addition, no inquiry may be made to learn what grand jurors said or how they voted, except upon order of the court.
- The law gives the members of a grand jury broad immunity for actions taken by them within the scope of their authority as grand jurors.
- After the grand jurors have been sworn, the presiding judge advises the grand jury of its obligations and how best to perform its duties.
- The secrecy imposed upon grand jurors is a major source of protection for them.In addition, no inquiry may be made to learn what grand jurors said or how they voted, except upon order of the court.