If you are served with a subpoena to testify in front of a grand jury in South Dakota, you may feel a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty about why you’ve been asked to appear at these proceedings. Understanding the grand jury process can help you to protect yourself.
A grand jury is comprised of six to ten citizens selected randomly from the county jury list. The grand jury has the power to do the following:
A prosecutor will generally subpoena a person to testify in front of a grand jury for one of two reasons:
Here is some important information you should know if you receive a subpoena:
If you have received a subpoena to testify before a grand jury, it is critical that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP, we have experience helping people with all types of criminal matters. Fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help you.
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