If you receive a target letter you need a white collar crime defense lawyer immediately. If you receive a grand jury subpoena, either as an individual or for records, you need an experienced white collar defense attorney. The sooner you retain a competent lawyer during the pre-indictment phase, the better off you will be. Your lawyer can guide you through the grand jury process, can negotiate with the U.S. Attorney early-on, and can either get the investigation closed or at least focused on the proper things that will be beneficial to you.
A target letter means you are the target of a federal, white collar criminal investigation. Rightly or wrongly, by the time someone receives a target letter the government has already decided that person is guilty of some white collar crime. The best course of action is to retain experienced white collar defense counsel and let our lawyers begin building your defense.
A grand jury subpoena can require live testimony, the production of records or both. Receiving a grand jury subpoena can be perilous. It means a grand jury investigation is underway. The person receiving the subpoena may or may not be a subject of the investigation. Contacting experienced white collar criminal defense counsel is imperative. An innocent mis-step in responding to a grand jury subpoena can lead to criminal charges that may never have occurred otherwise. If the recipient is also a subject of the investigation, now is the time to begin building a defense against these white collar allegations.
White collar criminal investigations start with grand just subpoenas but can take years to complete. For the individuals or businesses who are under suspicion in these white collar crime investigations it is imperative that they use this time to build their defense. Experienced white collar defense attorneys have a team of experts and investigators, including retired federal law enforcement, who know how to aggressively defend against white collar crime allegations. Our first step is to develop a defense strategy and begin contacting witnesses and collecting evidence to defend against white collar allegations. Receiving a grand jury target letter or grand jury subpoena means it is time to build a white collar defense.