Contact an Experienced Albany Criminal Defense Attorney Prior to Grand Jury Testimony
Virtually every day, people are served with subpoenas to appear before a grand jury — and most have no grasp of what grand jury proceedings involve. On a basic level, if you have been called to testify, it means a prosecutor believes you have information that will support someone’s indictment on serious criminal charges.
At Sacco Tyner we have extensive experience in both the state and federal court systems. We can fully explain your rights and obligations before you testify – in the effort to provide maximum protection of your interests. Contact us to arrange a consultation at our office in Albany, Schenectady or New York City.
Understanding Your Legal Rights, Your Obligations and Any Risks
Your specific grand jury subpoena might be for proceedings associated with a federal or New York state investigation — involving allegations ranging from drug trafficking to public corruption or business fraud. Whether or not you believe you have anything to hide, or that the prosecutor’s investigation in pursuit of an indictment could ultimately impact you, it is important to understand your rights and risks.
Once we understand your circumstances, we can advise you on issues such as:
- Whether you can and should claim a specific privilege — such as the right not to incriminate yourself or your spouse — in order to exempt yourself from testifying
- How to protect yourself from exposure to a serious charge such as perjury, and from being held in contempt of court
- What legal options you have if you feel offering truthful witness testimony may put you in danger
- Any supportive or active role we may be able to play as an attorney representing you
We Respect Your Concerns and Offer Knowledgeable Insight
We understand how disturbing and intimidating it may be to learn you are required to testify in grand jury proceedings. Our mission is to provide you with an experienced lawyer’s insight into your legal rights — and to be a valuable resource for you should you need further criminal defense counsel at any point. If you would like to discuss your concerns, please call our office at 866-642-3807 or contact us online.