What is a federal grand jury investigation?
Federal grand jury investigation is a misnomer for a federal prosecutorial investigation. Grand juries don’t do anything. They sit there and do whatever prosecutors want. Grand juries are used by federal prosecutors to bring witnesses before them, typically agents, federal agents like, for example, from the FBI, from the DEA, from IRS, sometimes local police officers acting in federal task forces. They merely present evidence that has been rehearsed with the prosecutor in order for the prosecutor then to seek an indictment against somebody.
If you are, in any way, notified of a federal grand jury investigation, that you’re a subject, that you’re a witness, that you’re a target, it is critical that you seek out experienced criminal defense counsel. Not your family, but a criminal defense lawyer who understands how treacherous a federal grand jury can be and who can represent you properly.