The purpose of a grand jury hearing is to determine whether enough evidence exists to indict someone for a crime. In Oregon, there are state grand jury hearings and federal grand jury hearings.
The target of a grand jury hearing is at grave risk of indictment. However, people who are called as witnesses in a grand jury hearing are also at risk. The prosecutor may already believe that the witness has committed a crime, or during testimony, the witness may reveal evidence that leads the government to conduct further investigations into the conduct of the witness or results in criminal charges.
If you are the target of a grand jury investigation or you are implicated in criminal activity and called before a grand jury, your freedom could be on the line. You need sound legal advice as soon as possible.
Call Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group today at 503-747-7198 for a free consultation with an Oregon grand jury attorney.
At Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group, we have extensive experience defending people accused of serious felony crimes. We have a thorough understanding of the criminal justice process in Oregon, including the grand jury hearing process.
If you are called as a grand jury witness, we cannot be in the grand jury room while you testify. Understandably, this can be a source of great anxiety. However, we will take the time to fully prepare you for the hearing, by telling you what to expect and explaining ways of responding that can protect your interests. Afterward, we will debrief you about the questions you were asked, and this could provide important clues about what could come next. If necessary, we can begin building your defense.
In some cases, proactive inquiries made to the prosecutor can produce positive results. We may be able to provide information or arguments that persuade the prosecutor not to seek criminal charges against you. We may also be able to negotiate immunity from prosecution. Our goal will be to minimize, and hopefully overcome, any threat you may face.
If you are under investigation or have received a letter informing you that you are the target of a grand jury, you need to obtain effective defense representation immediately. Our criminal defense lawyers will aggressively defend you at all stages of the legal process, working tenaciously to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.
To schedule a free consultation about a grand jury hearing in Oregon, contact Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group by calling 503-747-7198. We represent people in Portland, Salem, Beaverton, Hillsboro and elsewhere in Oregon.
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