If you have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury, you may feel a high level of anxiety. You cannot be certain whether you are being called to testify as a witness or as a suspect for possible indictment. In addition, it can be exceptionally stressful because the grand jury decides if someone should be charged with a crime. As long as the grand jury doesn’t violate certain testimonial and constitutional privileges of witnesses, it has broad power to ask for evidence and see and hear almost anything it wants.
Understanding your legal rights can help you better prepare for your grand jury testimony. Here are some key points to keep in mind:
If you have been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to help you prepare for your testimony. Start an online chat to schedule a free consultation.