ATTORNEY GENERAL

Opinions

Opinion No. KP-0137

The Honorable Stephen Bret Tyler

Victoria County Criminal District Attorney

205 North Bridge Street, Suite 301

Victoria, Texas 77901

Re: Procedures for a grand jury to report its findings and the district clerk's obligations related to that report (RQ-0129-KP)

S U M M A R Y

The Legislature authorized grand juries to inquire into all offenses liable to indictment and report their findings by the return or rejection of an indictment.

As article 2.03(a) of the Code of Criminal Procedure does not implicitly grant the grand jury additional authority to issue reports other than indictments, a district clerk has no legal obligation to accept a grand jury report prepared under article 2.03(a) as part of an investigation into official misconduct.

For further information, please access the website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov or call the Opinion Committee at (512) 463-2110.

TRD-201701200

Amanda Crawford

General Counsel

Office of the Attorney General

Filed: March 21, 2017