Grand Jury Proceedings

Chicago Metro Area Grand Jury Attorney

If someone is called to testify before a grand jury, it is usually because he or she is considered a witness, a person of interest, or someone whose indictment is imminent. Your level of preparation and how you answer questions can make a significant difference in the outcome of a grand jury proceeding. While you are not allowed to have an attorney present inside the grand jury room, you are permitted to leave the witness stand at any time to consult with your attorney.

At The Law Offices of Steven R. Roach, we counsel people called to testify before a grand jury, accompanying them to the courthouse and waiting for them outside of the courtroom should they need guidance. As your lawyer, Steven R. Roach will advise you on how to cooperate with the authorities without perjuring or compromising yourself.

If you have been summoned to testify before a grand jury, contact attorney Steven R. Roach. He will explain your rights and take steps to preempt any attempt on the part of prosecutors to investigate or charge you. Call one of our three convenient locations: Chicago at 312-421-8820; Schaumburg at 847-685-6000; Wheaton at 630-573-8500 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Criminal Investigations and Grand Jury Proceedings

We advise clients who have been called to testify in state and federal grand jury proceedings relating to:

Why a Grand Jury Is Convened and Why You Have Been Asked to Testify

In a grand jury setting, unlike a trial, prosecutors are not trying to convict someone; rather, they are interested in establishing the existence of enough evidence to justify an indictment. However, prosecutors may also use a grand jury setting to "go on a fishing expedition," attempting to draw out statements and connections between other witnesses that would support conspiracy charges or the indictment of others.

As your legal counsel, Steven R. Roach will skillfully guide you through the grand jury proceeding, helping you protect your rights and best interests. In addition, if you retain Mr. Roach as your attorney, anything you discuss with him is protected by the attorney-client privilege and cannot be subpoenaed by the prosecution at a later point.

Contact Criminal Defense Lawyer Steven R. Roach to Learn how to Prepare for a Grand Jury Proceeding

Prosecutors won't tell you everything they know. Testifying before a grand jury without understanding the process or your rights can result in you becoming a person of interest or even indicted. To learn how we can help, contact attorney Steven R. Roach online. Or, call one of our three convenient locations: Chicago at 312-421-8820; Schaumburg at 847-685-6000; Wheaton at 630-573-8500.  today to schedule a free consultation.