Grand Jury and Federal Investigations
The federal government uses federal grand juries to investigate criminal cases and return indictments against individuals and companies they target. Federal prosecutors and agents (e.g. the FBI, DEA, OIG, etc.) compel document production and testimony, all carried out in almost total secrecy. Federal grand juries often focus on white-collar, healthcare fraud, drug and computer crimes, and individuals will be called as witnesses, in order to build a case against their target.
As a trial attorney and former federal judge, Joe Kendall has experience and understands how federal grand juries work and how federal prosecutors use them to build their cases.
If you find yourself under investigation for a state or federal felony, the first step in the prosecution’s strategy may be to use a grand jury. This means you’ll receive a subpoena, compelling you to come before the grand jury. This can be a stressful and difficult experience, considering that an indictment at the grand jury stage means you’ll next have to defend yourself as a trial goes forward.
If you’re under investigation by a federal grand jury or even as a witness or subject, it is paramount that you seek out an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer. Even if it is not us, hire someone fast. The earlier a lawyer is involved the better chance you have of obtaining a good result.
If you’re faced with the prospect of being called before a grand jury, whether you think you are a target of an investigation or not, again we encourage you to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you. Unrepresented people can go before a federal grand jury as a witness, and come out as a target.
Even if a grand jury subpoena is only for documents, it is prudent to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer help you with your response and production of documents. Don’t go it alone. Even if you believe you have “nothing to hide.” Regardless of the circumstances, any involvement with a federal grand jury warrants an experienced legal counsel. Joe Kendall is here for you.
We encourage you to take advantage of the unparalleled grand jury experience offered by the Kendall Law Group. We’d be happy to meet with you to discuss the pending investigation and work to develop a solid strategy and defense against indictment. Many cases can be “nipped in the bud” if you hire the right lawyer early. Joe Kendall is.