Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Grand Jury Investigations

Criminal cases often start as grand jury investigations. A grand jury is a group of citizens convened by the court to allow a prosecutor to present evidence supporting a government’s theory that a particular defendant or defendants committed certain crimes. Ideally, the grand jury serves as a check on prosecutorial power, as the grand jurors must vote on whether to issue indictments requested by the government. The grand jury also serves as an important investigative arm of the government, with the power to issue subpoenas and compel witness testimony.

Kauffman Kilberg LLC attorneys have represented individuals and companies facing inquiries by federal and state grand juries. We have prepared witnesses to testify pursuant to grand jury subpoenas, and we have assisted individuals and companies in complying with extensive and expansive grand jury subpoenas to produce documents and records, including negotiating with the government when the scope of those subpoenas are unnecessarily or unfairly overly broad or burdensome.