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Federal Grand Jury Process

Lawyers Experienced in Federal Criminal Defense

At Joyce & Bittner, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, our criminal defense attorneys have more than 50 years of combined legal experience representing clients throughout the Federal Grand Jury Process and state courts. We defend individuals in court and in situations where they are under investigation prior to being charged. We work to protect the rights of our clients and will provide legal defense in all phases of a federal criminal case. The representation of individuals under subpoena to appear before the grand jury can be a critical and sometimes decisive phase of a criminal case.

To learn more about the federal criminal process, call 412-281-9919 or toll free at 1-800-299-5530 or contact our federal criminal defense law firm online today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Helping You Understand the Federal Grand Jury Process

A federal grand jury is convened not to determine someone’s guilt, but instead to hear any evidence from the prosecution to determine if charges should be pressed against someone, or if a person should be indicted. The grand jury then uses subpoenas to gather physical evidence, documents and testimony to help it in making its determination. You generally do not have the right to refuse to respond to a grand jury subpoena.

If you have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury, seek legal counsel immediately. Prompt consultation with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney can make a critical difference in how the Pennsylvania federal grand jury process plays out.

When a client has been subpoenaed by the grand jury, it is critical for legal counsel to determine their status. It must be determined if the client is a target or subject of the criminal investigation or merely a witness. Our attorneys can help to ascertain your role in the prosecutor’s case and advise you and protect your legal interests accordingly.

Contact Our Pittsburgh Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you have questions about what you face with a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury in Pennsylvania or elsewhere, waste no time in seeking skilled legal representation. Contact our Pittsburgh federal criminal defense law firm today.

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