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When grand juries are convened, they are charged with determining whether a case will move forward against an individual. In the instance that you have been served a grand jury subpoena, however, it is important to determine if you are the target of the investigation or a witness who will be testifying.

When you need advice involving a situation that may end up involving a grand jury, you can trust in the counsel of The Law Office of Jeffrey Chabrowe. We protect the rights of clients throughout New York City who face the most serious of criminal charges and/or called to submit grand jury witness testimony.

Determining If You Are A Witness Or Target

If you have been served a subpoena to appear before a grand jury, it is essential to determine if you are the target of the investigation and grand jury; or, if you are a witness. Many individuals are called before a grand jury to provide testimony but are not the targets of the charges. Nevertheless, the U.S. Attorney’s Office may try to bully you into coming in to discuss the case before the grand jury. In this scenario, it is important to know that you do not have to talk. Once the subpoena is served, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has no right to talk to you in any venue outside of the grand jury.

We work with clients who are witnesses or targets of grand juries to determine what their roles are in these situations. The Law Office of Jeffrey Chabrowe examines the subpoena and digs thoroughly into the case, with the goal of protecting your rights every step of the way. Once a determination is made regarding whether you are a witness or a target, we can refine our defense to ensure that your protection meets our high standards.

Once You Are Indicted

If you are, in fact, the target of a grand jury and are indicted per the proceedings, there is a lot less flexibility in arranging a guilty plea with the prosecutor’s office. For this reason alone, it is essential that you reach out to an experienced attorney when you receive a subpoena or have knowledge that a grand jury may be convened in a case involving you. We may be able to circumvent any indictment if a plea is warranted in this situation.

Why You Need Us

It is rare for the staff of criminal defense law firms to have as much experience with federal grand juries as we do. Our founder, Jeffrey Chabrowe, spent seven years as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. He saw hundreds of grand jury cases from the side of the prosecution. He has dedicated his practice to criminal law and only criminal law. As a result, you can rest assured that you have a lawyer with truly outstanding knowledge, skill and results handling complex charges.

Act Immediately If Your Case Involves A Grand Jury

Even if you have not been charged with anything YET, you should contact an attorney the moment you have reason to believe that the authorities have begun investigating you, and not a moment later. Mr. Chabrowe can start investigating your circumstances and gathering evidence, preemptively, to anticipate what the prosecution’s case against you will look like. To discuss matters in a free initial consultation, please contact his Manhattan office at 212-235-1510 or send him an email.