Grand Jury Representation in Miami
Relentless Defense When It Matters Most
Before you can be charged, arrested, and prosecuted for a federal felony offense, you must first have been indicted by a grand jury. This provision is enshrined in the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Grand juries serve the role of ensuring that no person in the country is targeted with prosecution without merit.
If you have been served with a subpoena to appear before a grand jury in order to provide testimony or documents, you can greatly improve your chances of a favorable outcome by contacting The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio to hire a Miami federal crime attorney at this stage in the case.
What Is a Federal Grand Jury?
A grand jury in the United States consists of a group of 16-23 citizens who convene in order to review the evidence supporting criminal allegations. The United States Attorney—the lawyer who represents the government as the federal prosecutor—presents this evidence to the grand jury.
Based on what they see and hear, the members of the jury then determine whether or not there is probable cause to believe that the suspect did in fact commit the offense. In the event that they do determine that probable cause exists, they will issue an indictment against the defendant.
Miami Federal Crime Attorney for Grand Jury Representation
Your lawyer can contact the federal prosecutor in order to get information about the allegations and find out what the government knows, as well as what they don’t know. They may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor in hopes of having the investigation dropped, or they may be able to secure immunity against prosecution in exchange for your testimony.
The attorney may not be present with you during the grand jury hearing, since the Sixth Amendment right to council does not apply to grand juries. Your attorney may, however, wait outside the room, and you can even step out to confer and to discuss your response to questions before you answer the jury. The actions you take from the moment that you learn that you are the target of a grand jury investigation can have an enormous influence on the outcome of your case, so it is vital that you retain experienced legal representation to help you navigate the situation.
Call (305) 851-5581 now for a free case evaluation and to learn more.
Joel was especially great. I was able to meet with him when I needed to and he called me all the time to give me an update. Really professional lawyer and team.- Emilia
I was represented by Mr. Joel DeFabio, and I am very satisfied with the courtesy and professionalism he provided. He is a very sensitive, clever and resourceful attorney. The staff is excellent as well. I am glad I found them. Excellent team in general, I highly recommend them.- Hilario
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CHARGES DISMISSED Aggravated Identity Theft
CHARGES DISMISSED Assault of a Federal Officer
ALL CHARGES WERE DISMISSED Charged with refusing to comply
NOT GUILTY Conspiracy
CHARGES DISMISSED Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud
NO JAIL Conspiracy to Commit Fraud