Section 12-16-200

Evidence which may be received by grand jury; examination, etc., of witnesses.

In the investigation of a charge for any indictable offense, the grand jury can receive no other evidence than is given by witnesses before them or furnished by legal documentary evidence, and any witness may be examined and compelled to testify as to any offense within his knowledge without being specially interrogated as to any particular person, time or place.

(Code 1852, §553; Code 1867, §4103; Code 1876, §4776; Code 1886, §4350; Code 1896, §5036; Code 1907, §7297; Code 1923, §8679; Code 1940, T. 30, §86.)