Grand Jury Subpoenas

Long Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer

Two types of grand jury subpoena can be issued by a court. One type mandates that a person must show up to testify before a jury, while the other orders specific evidence (such as documents, recordings, or test results) to be brought before a jury to be examined. Should you be served with a grand jury subpoena to testify in court or provide evidence, you have three options:

  • Convince the court that it is not necessary for you to comply with the subpoena
  • Decline to comply and be held in contempt of court by a judge
  • Comply with the subpoena

Should you decide to comply, you will be obligated to perform any and all actions that the subpoena orders you to do. You will have to testify in front of a jury if that is what the document states, or provide evidence if the document is requesting it for review. If you believe that you should not have to comply with the terms of the subpoena, you can file a motion with the court to have the subpoena withdrawn. A Long Beach criminal defense lawyer is available to help you take action should you receive a grand jury subpoena.

Have you been served with a grand jury subpoena?

Attorney Leonard Matsuk has successfully defended hundreds of clients in his 30 years of practicing criminal defense, and is available to provide you with immediate help in your case. Contact him today about your grand jury subpoena, and he will be able to provide you with knowledgeable legal advice regarding the best court of action to take in your case.

If you have been served with a grand jury subpoena, it is strongly recommended that you contact a Long Beach Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible.