You may be asked to testify before a federal grand jury. People who testify before grand juries are witnesses, persons of interest, or criminal suspects. While you may initially appear as a witness, what you say before a grand jury could make you a person of interest or a full-blown criminal suspect. That’s why it’s crucial to have an attorney advising and counseling you if you are called before a federal grand jury.
Although the law does not allow you to have your attorney present in the grand jury room, I may remain in the hallway outside. Anytime a question is asked that you are not sure how to answer, you can get up, walk out into the hallway, and confer with your attorney. As your lawyer, I wait outside the grand jury hearing room, prepared to answer any questions you might have.
If you’ve been charged with a Federal Crime, here is helpful information about Federal Court Proceedings for those charged with Federal Crimes.