Are grand jury proceedings open to the public?

Grand jury proceedings are secret and only specifically authorized people can be present in the grand jury chamber, including the grand jurors, the ADA, a stenographer, the witness being questioned, and a few other classes of people necessary to support certain witnesses or to assist the functioning of the grand jury. Only the members of the grand jury may be present while the grand jury deliberates.

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1. What types of offenses are there in New York?
2. What happens when someone is arrested?
3. What is the function of the District Attorney?
4. What is an arraignment?
5. What is bail and how is it set?
6. What happens to a misdemeanor or violation case after arraignment?
7. What happens to a felony case after arraignment?
8. Are grand jury proceedings open to the public?
9. What happens after a grand jury votes an indictment?
10. What is a trial?
11. What are the stages of a trial?
12. What types of sentences may be imposed if a person pleads guilty or is found guilty after a trial?
13. Can a convicted defendant or the District Attorney take a case to a higher court?