In Federal criminal investigations, a key stage in the process is the grand jury “investigation.” The reality is that prosecutors run and dominate grand juries as they present one-sided evidence to the grand jurors. Grand juries are extremely unfair in that, instead of protecting persons from unfair indictments, they hear only the prosecutor’s side of a case and then vote to indict (legally called returning a true bill). The grand jury plays an important role in the criminal process, but not one that involves a finding of guilt or punishment. A major investigative advantage of the grand jury is its use of the subpoena, a court order directing a person to appear and testify, or to produce documents.
If you are served with a grand jury subpoena, it is essential that you contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney immediately. Without a criminal defense lawyer, you are wading into treacherous waters with virtually no legal protection. A grand jury subpoena indicates that a grand jury has been impaneled and a criminal investigation is underway. You should never go before a grand jury without a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney representing you.
Call us immediately if you get a Federal grand jury subpoena, or in rare cases, a state grand jury subpoena – we are ready to effectively represent and protect you.
For more information please visit us at https://www.jeffweiner.com/criminal-defense/arrest-warrants-investigation/subpoenia/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwjM5QBYeFs