Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Judges scheduled to meet in Price to hear grand jury testimony
First Published Apr 08 2014 10:53 am • Last Updated Apr 08 2014 04:08 pm

A panel of judges is scheduled to meet on May 8 in Price, to hear testimony to determine if reasonable cause exists to call a grand jury. The meeting will take place in the 7th District Courthouse, 149 E. 100 South, in Price.

Those wanting to testify before the panel of judges should contact District Court Administrator Debra Moore at 801-578-3800 by April 30, to schedule an appointment. If no appointments are scheduled by April 30, the meeting will be canceled without further notice.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The purpose of the hearings is to determine if a grand jury needs to be summoned based on evidence of criminal activity. The panel of judges will hear evidence pertaining to alleged crimes occurring state-wide.

Individuals testifying must be prepared to give evidence to support claims that justify calling a grand jury.

Controversies between individual parties will not be considered. Individuals who need special accommodations during the hearing must notify the court at least three business days prior to the hearing.

Utah’s Grand Jury Statute requires a panel of judges selected from throughout the state to hold hearings in each judicial district every three years.

The Grand Jury Panel is comprised of the following judges: Supervising Judge Terry Christiansen, 3rd District Court; Judge Steven Hansen, 4th District Court; Judge Eric Ludlow, 5th District Court; Judge Kate Toomey, 3rd District Court; and Judge W. Brent West, 2nd District Court.

The attorney general, a county attorney, district attorney, or special prosecutor appointed under U.C.A. section 77-10a-1 can also present evidence of criminal activity. The panel of judges will hear, in secret, all persons claiming information that justifies calling a grand jury. All individuals appearing before the panel of judges will be placed under oath. If a grand jury is summoned, the jurors will be called from the state-at-large or any judicial district within the state.




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.