Grand Jury proceedings are secret in Florida under state law. Anyone who testifies during the grand jury proceeding cannot disclose the proceedings. The only way that you find out what a grand jury has decided is if they hand down an indictment which then accuses someone of committing a crime.
A grand jury is a tool for prosecutors. Most often, the prosecutor is the only official present in the Grand Jury room. A presiding judge rarely participates in a grand jury session and then only to resolve legal issues that arise such as questions concerning witness immunity.
Florida Statutes Section 905.24 (2012), codifies the notion of secrecy: “Grand jury proceedings are secret, and a grand juror or an interpreter appointed pursuant to s. 90.6063(2) shall not disclose the nature or substance of the deliberations or vote of the grand jury.
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