Strategic Representation in New York Grand Jury Proceedings
The natural instinct is to avoid dealing with prosecutors and to take a wait-and-see approach. However, sometimes the best approach is to force the government’s hand by invoking the right to testify before a grand jury. This is an important and strategic decision that, if handled correctly, could mean quick termination to a very serious criminal matter.
At the Brooklyn law firm of Schwartz & Krysinski, L.L.P., we know how to use grand jury proceedings to the advantage of clients who are suspected of crimes. Through this proactive approach, our skilled lawyers have enabled clients to avoid prosecution for statutory rape, felony assault against a police officer, drug crimes, burglary, robbery, fraud and other criminal accusations.
When we are contacted early in a case before charges are filed, we can assess whether that client would benefit from a grand jury or whether to allow the case to play out. No matter what, we are prepared to vigorously defend you, from misdemeanor offenses to major felony charges. You deserve a strong defense — contact us to learn how we can deliver.
Brooklyn and Queens Indictment Defense Attorneys
In New York criminal courts, the prosecution has 144 hours from the time of a person’s arrest to indict. Some people rush to a grand jury for that reason, but the time frame is just one consideration. We evaluate what evidence or witnesses the prosecution may have and whether the defendant can testify and withstand cross-examination.
The criminal process is emotionally and financially draining. When we do elect to go to a grand jury, Schwartz & Krysinski, L.L.P., has a high rate of success — a no true bill from the grand jury which allows our client to go free and avoid the stress and hardships of a long ordeal. However, if your grand jury is not done properly, it can hamper your defense down the line.
The grand jury works to the greatest advantage when the prosecution has not had a long time to develop its case. We work quickly to find out where you stand, as the decision to request a grand jury must be made at arraignment.
After our client is out on bail, we contact the prosecutor about possible resolutions of the case, including reductions in the charges or diversion programs that keep the conviction off our client’s record. If no favorable deal can be struck, we are prepared to take the case to the members of the grand jury.
Contact Our Brooklyn Grand Jury Attorneys
The earlier you contact our experienced defense lawyers, the more options you have. To schedule contact our Brooklyn law firm online or call Schwartz & Krysinski, L.L.P., at 718-643-9333. We can also be reached 24 hours a day at 718-208-6094 or 917-309-3678.