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Grand Jury Proceedings

Contact an Albany Criminal Defense Lawyer Prior to Grand Jury Testimony

Virtually every day, people are served with subpoenas directing them to appear before a federal 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 United States Attorney believes you have information that will support someone’s indictment on serious criminal charges.

At The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC we have extensive experience in the federal court system. 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.

Understanding Your Legal Rights, Your Obligations and Any Risks

Your specific grand jury subpoena might be for proceedings associated with a federal 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, and most importantly to understand if you are a witness, the subject of an investigation or the target of the investigation.

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 518-363-6293 or email us directly.

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I have hired James Tyner to assist me with a few speeding tickets in New York State. I paid Mr. Tyner an affordable flat rate fee and I never had to appear in Court, thus not missing any time from work or school. Mr. Tyner was able to negotiate my speeding tickets down to parking tickets and I was able to keep my license clean. I highly recommend Mr. Tyner's office. He and his staff respond quickly to emails/calls, and I was always provided updates in my cases promptly.