Navigating Grand Jury Investigations
The most critical point in a felony criminal case is before indictment. At that point, you have the ability to get a no bill (grand jury decides not to file charges) or the charges reduced to a lesser crime.
At The Law Offices of James Angelino, I believe in taking aggressive measures on behalf of my clients. I provide advice and representation from the very beginning of a case and ensure that my clients’ rights are protected while trying to get the best available outcome.
Have You Been Called To Testify?
If you have been called to testify before a grand jury, you should never testify without seeking counsel first. Did you know that you are not allowed an attorney at the Grand Jury Proceedings? You will be questioned by the prosecutor and how you answer could lead to an indictment against you.
Deciding whether to testify or not to testify will be one of the most important decisions of your life. I have more than 27 years’ experience in criminal law and can provide you with the guidance you need to make the right decisions. As a former police officer and prosecutor, I have personally handled every aspect of a criminal case, from the arrest through trial. I can review your case and provide the advice you need.
Grand Jury Packets
Another option instead of testifying in front of the grand jury is to put in what some call a Grand Jury Packet. This is a packet that can include documentation of personal recommendations, sworn statements from possible witnesses, and could include polygraph evidence or a statement from the accused. This is sometimes a better solution than testifying since you cannot have an attorney in the grand jury to protect your rights and an accused can get their side of the story out to the grand jury without being cross-examined.
I can advise you how to best respond to a grand jury investigation with the goal of receiving a no bill on your case or getting the charges reduced.