Office of the State Attorney
Michael J. Satz, State Attorney
17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County FL
Grand Jury Reports
A Grand Jury consists of citizens of a specified number who have been summoned and empaneled by a judge of the circuit court (or by a judge appointed by the Florida Supreme Court, in the case of the statewide grand jury). The grand jury is an agency and an arm of the circuit court and is uniquely independent.
The grand jury is answerable to no person or agency of government except the court that empanels it and, even then, only to the extent that it may exceed its authority and privileges.
The chief judge of each circuit court orders the convening of the grand jury for a term of 6 months.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response
to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.