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Why Have I Received a Grand Jury Subpoena?


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.

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