In order to proceed to trial with a federal felony criminal case, a prosecutor must first gain an indictment from a grand jury. In most cases, grand juries listen to evidence from the prosecution only and must decide if the evidence is strong enough for the case to proceed to trial. Grand juries may also conduct their own investigations.
If you are the subject or target of a grand jury investigation, have received a grand jury subpoena or have been called as a witness, it is important to consult with an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. These proceedings are very complicated, and there is much at stake.
The Atlanta grand jury investigation attorneys at Chilivis Grubman Dalbey & Warner LLP can guide you through the grand jury investigation and all other elements of the federal criminal justice system. Our accomplished white collar crime defense lawyers are a trusted source of representation for clients in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
If you are being investigated and need legal assistance, call (404) 233-4171 or contact us online directly.
Grand Jury Hearings
New York State chief judge Sol Wachtler famously said that a prosecutor could get a grand jury to “indict a ham sandwich.” There is truth in that statement; grand juries almost always indict defendants on the recommendation of the prosecutor.
Regardless of the likelihood of indictment, how you respond to and conduct yourself in a grand jury investigation can play a decisive role in a criminal trial. Proceed very carefully, and enlist the services of a knowledgeable federal criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Our lawyers can advise you of your rights and prepare you for the grand jury hearing. Your defense attorney cannot advise you inside the grand jury room, but he or she can amply prepare you for what to expect.
It’s Never Too Early To Start Building A Defense Strategy
People who have done nothing wrong and were only called as witnesses may think there is no risk in providing testimony without obtaining defense counsel. This can be a grave mistake. A misstep could leave you with significant legal trouble. Our attorneys represent subjects and targets of grand jury investigations as well as grand jury witnesses. We have the experience, skill and resources to guide you through this high-stakes legal proceeding.
Contact our Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you are seeking experienced counsel for a grand jury investigation, our law firm is here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at (404) 233-4171 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Atlanta grand jury investigation attorney.