905.36 Duty of state attorney or other legal adviser; presentation of evidence.—The statewide prosecutor in charge of the Office of Statewide Prosecution shall attend sessions of the statewide grand jury and serve as its legal adviser. The legal adviser shall examine witnesses; present evidence; and draft indictments, presentments, and reports upon the direction of the statewide grand jury. The legal adviser may designate one or more of her or his assistants, any state attorney, or one or more assistant state attorneys to attend sessions of the statewide grand jury and perform the legal adviser’s duties. The legal adviser and her or his assistants or a state attorney or assistant state attorney designated by the legal adviser to advise the statewide grand jury shall be empowered to prosecute an indictment returned by the statewide grand jury in the judicial circuit where the proper venue lies.
History.—s. 1, ch. 73-132; s. 4, ch. 74-627; s. 4, ch. 77-403; s. 7, ch. 85-179; s. 1506, ch. 97-102.