TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 3, 2019
Shelby County has added a third grand jury in hopes of reducing the length of time defendants wait in jail while also whittling down the case backlog, The Daily Memphian reports. The county's 10 criminal court judges earlier this month agreed unanimously to the addition. With the third panel, grand juries will now meet three days a week instead of two. The new Wednesday panel deals with misdemeanor cases, while felony cases will be heard Tuesdays and Thursdays.