Research Inquiry: Grand Jury Indictments

I have a legal history question that has stumped me. I'm hopiing somone on the list can provde me with an answer. I am working with a set of grand jury indictment records from Jefferson County, Alabama from 1920-1932. Does anyone know if arrests of defendants have been made in every case brought before the grand jury? The criminal procedure books I read seem to suggest it, but it is never explicitly stated. Also, it seems like all felony charges go before the grand jury and some misdemeanors.


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