Testifying Before A Grand Jury Can Be A Mistake
Grand jury investigations are intimidating. When you have been subpoenaed, it can be tempting to think that the best course of action is to simply testify and move on with your life. This can be a huge mistake. A grand jury witness may become the target of a criminal investigation if the government concludes that the witness is hiding information or has been dishonest with investigators or the grand jury panel. It is important to retain an experienced lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected and to avoid potential criminal liability. Attorney Heather J. Mattes has the knowledge and skill to provide you with diligent legal representation in both state and federal grand jury investigations.
If you are under investigation or have been called to provide testimony, contact Heather J. Mattes, a West Chester grand jury investigations lawyer, online or call 610-431-7900 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Pennsylvania Investigations Of Grand Jury Indictments
In Pennsylvania, grand jury investigations cast a wide net. These juries are authorized to investigate any other acts of criminal activity they may come across during their initial investigation. This means that if you choose to testify in front of a grand jury and happen to implicate yourself in another crime, you may become a target. That is why you need experienced legal counsel in your corner before you even consider providing testimony.
Pennsylvania white collar criminal defense attorney Heather J. Mattes has over 30 years of criminal law experience. She will put this experience to work for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you do not inadvertently become a target of the investigation.
Dedicated Legal Counsel In Federal Matters
Federal investigations operate differently from investigations at the state level. Unlike appearances before Pennsylvania grand juries, you do not have the right to have an attorney present at the federal level.
If you receive a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury, you will need to seek knowledgeable legal help to ensure that you are prepared and do not incriminate yourself. Attorney Heather J. Mattes knows how the federal system works, and she can provide you with the advice you need to navigate the system. She can provide you with seasoned defense for any white collar crime charges that may be the subject of investigation.
Call For A Free Initial Consultation
If you are under investigation or have been indicted, the Law Offices of Heather J. Mattes can help. Heather J. Mattes is a Pennsylvania indictment defense lawyer. She can be reached online or by calling 610-431-7900 to schedule a free initial consultation. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment.