A federal grand jury consists of 23 jurors whose purpose is to determine whether there is probable cause to indict a potential criminal defendant. Whether you are a potential grand jury witness or the potential target of a federal grand jury investigation, it is essential that you hire qualified counsel to guide you through the process and safeguard your rights.
A skilled defense attorney who is retained in the early stages of an investigation may be able to resolve a criminal matter on behalf of a client before the matter ever goes to trial. In addition, a defense attorney can help safeguard your rights during the investigative phases of a criminal matter to ensure that you do not make statements or take actions that may later be used against you.
If you are called to testify as a witness before a federal grand jury, your defense attorney will not be permitted inside the courtroom. However, your attorney may wait outside the courtroom, and you have the right to step outside to consult with him or her as necessary during your testimony.
Finally, a defense attorney can help to protect your privacy during a federal grand jury investigation by accepting service of a grand jury subpoena on your behalf and by filing motions to help ensure that your grand jury testimony remains “sealed” (not available to the public).
I have chosen to focus my law practice on Federal Criminal Tax and White Collar Defense, including federal grand jury investigations. Over the last 38 years, I have earned a successful track record in high stakes white collar matters and have argued before the United States Supreme Court as well as other federal courts throughout the country. I fight hard to enforce the rights of my clients, and I believe in the integrity of that fight.
If you believe you may be a potential grand jury witness or the target of a federal grand jury investigation, I invite you to contact me directly to discuss them at (212) 639-1600 or Patrick@MullinDefense.com. You will discuss your concerns with me personally – never an associate or paralegal. In addition, you should know that your contact with me, and with my firm, is privileged under the law, regardless of whether or not you decide to retain my firm to represent you.