When a person is charged with a criminal offense in violation of federal law the stakes are far more extreme than say, a felony criminal charge in Houston, TX. Although every federal criminal case can differ tremendously as far as the details, there are a few things that remain the same, regardless of the criminal charge.
Grand Jury Investigation Proceedings
First off, is the The Grand Jury Investigation. In almost every federal case the first step by the United States Attorney’s office and/or the DOJ is set up this one sided investigation. The Federal Grand Jury has often been viewed as a kangaroo court by onlookers, but that’s a topic for another blogging.
The Federal Grand Jury is a group of people called in to court to review cases. Usually, people aren’t even aware their being investigation. The grand jury process is usually done in secret, without the defendant being the wiser.
If you were served with a subpoena, and need to contact an experienced federal criminal law attorney, contact Attorney Amber Spurlock.