Many people think a criminal case begins when someone is arrested and charged with a crime. While this is sometimes the case, it is not always the case. Oftentimes, prosecutors may seek an indictment. An indictment is required in federal felonies. In order to indict someone, prosecutors must present evidence before a grand jury. Frequently, individuals who are suspected of criminal activity are called to appear before a grand jury. If you have received a subpoena to appear before a grand jury, your very next step should be to contact a lawyer. You may be the target of an investigation. In these situations, it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer who can aggressively defend your rights and vigorously protect your interests.
Get Qualified Legal Counsel on Your Side as Early as Possible
Ron has decades of experience representing clients who have been called to testify before a grand jury. While a lawyer cannot be present while you are testifying before the grand jury, a lawyer can advise you as to the questions you will likely be asked to answer, and can wait outside the grand jury room to answer any questions you might have while testifying before the grand jury. Testifying before a grand jury without first speaking to a lawyer is a critical error that could haunt you for years.
Ron Johnson has a thorough understanding of the legal process and investigation procedure, and will immediately work to learn what steps he can take, if any, to avoid a grand jury indictment. In some situations, he may be able to negotiate immunity in exchange for your testimony.
Offering Proactive Counsel for Indictments and Criminal Investigations
It is very common for federal law enforcement agents to spend months or even years investigating an individual or a business they suspect of breaking laws. This is particularly the case in white collar crimes such as fraud. Once you have reason to suspect you are under investigation, contact an experienced attorney immediately. The sooner you contact Ron, the sooner he can begin showing prosecutors why further investigation is unwarranted.