Dziedziak & Marcus - Federal Grand Jury Investigation Defense
Contact the Chicago criminal defense investigation attorneys at Dziedziak & Marcus if you are under investigation or suspicion of serious federal criminal offenses, or if you have been served with a federal grand jury witness subpoena. Chicago federal grand jury defense lawyer James Marcus has 30 years of experience representing federal defendants on charges ranging from drug smuggling to public corruption.
Prior to private practice, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a Special Prosecutor. Chicago federal criminal defense attorney James Marcus' experience with complex grand jury investigations can make the decisive difference in your case. His thorough familiarity with the law and procedures relating to the investigation and indictment of serious federal crimes gives you a powerful advantage.
The best time to obtain criminal defense counsel is the moment you realize you are a person of interest in a federal criminal investigation. Chicago criminal defense attorney James Marcus can go immediately to work for you toward the following objectives:
- Clarify your status as a target, subject, or witness
- Initiate an independent investigation to make sure the prosecutor gets your side of the story
- Engage with the prosecution to limit your criminal exposure by reducing or eliminating the charges the grand jury is asked to consider
- Negotiate the production of documents and other evidence that the U.S. Attorney's office will demand
Against the power of the government to raid your home or business under a search warrant, it's always better to arrange for the turnover of documentary or computer evidence under a subpoena than it is to watch the FBI load your computers and files into a truck during a surprise visit. It's also nice to spare yourself the televised "perp walk" if you can arrange a voluntary surrender on your own terms, rather than waiting for an arrest.
Early intervention in grand jury proceedings is always advisable for persons under investigation for federal drug offenses , white-collar crimes, or tax fraud . In many cases, it's possible to keep the worst charges from ever being filed against you. Chicago pre-indictment defense attorney James Marcus represents clients in Illinois, Florida, and Nevada on serious federal criminal charges. For more information about how he can represent you before you're even indicted, contact him at Dziedziak & Marcus in Chicago .
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