Criminal Investigations in New York City, NY
Dedicated lawyers assist clients with grand jury investigations for tax crimes, federal crimes and white collar crimes
In New York, for you to be convicted, the grand jury must determine that there is sufficient evidence and that the evidence demonstrates there is probable cause that you committed a crime. For more than a decade, our criminal defense lawyers at Bernfeld, DeMatteo & Bernfeld, LLP, have helped countless clients across NYC facing grand jury indictments. We understand that you may be nervous about you case and about the unknown — rest assured we are here to provide you with valuable information about the law and professional defense counsel to protect your future.
What is a grand jury?
A grand jury consists of 23 citizens who listen to and carefully examine evidence to take certain types of actions based on such evidence. One of these actions is to vote on an indictment or written statement that charges you with committing a felony crime. A grand jury sits for a period of approximately 30 days and is empowered to perform its own investigations. In addition to voting on indictments, a grand jury can perform the following actions:
- Direct the filing of a prosecutor's information
- Direct the removal of a case to family court
- Issue a report
Importance of hiring an attorney
If you are the subject or target of a grand jury investigation for a healthcare-related crime, a white collar crime or another type of offense, a knowledgeable attorney at our firm can help. We can review documents regarding your case and review your testimony with you.
Being the subject of a grand jury investigation is not the same as being the target of a grand jury investigation. According to the U.S. manual on grand juries, a target is, “a person as to whom the prosecutor or the grand jury has substantial evidence linking him/her to the commission of a crime and who, in the judgment of the prosecutor, is a putative defendant," while a subject is, "a person whose conduct is within the scope of the grand jury's investigation."
Comprehensive criminal law support
If you or a loved one is facing indictment for a criminal offense, we at Bernfeld, DeMatteo & Bernfeld, LLP can provide you with experienced advice and guidance. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, call us at 646-880-4689 or contact us online. We are conveniently located near Grand Central Station.