Summary: H.R.5817 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/11/1982)

Amends the Federal criminal code to require that a district court dismiss an indictment, upon the request of the defendant, if the grand jury record shows a lack of evidence admissible at trial.

Prohibits the presentation to the grand jury of evidence obtained in violation of Federal law. Prohibits the use of hearsay evidence to support an indictment.

Prohibits the use at trial of grand jury evidence which: (1) was presented to the grand jury after indictment; or (2) was presented to another grand jury which investigated the same event and did not indict.