A grand jury is a group of citizens that has been called together to hear evidence presented by a prosecutor to determine whether a person should be charged with a crime. A grand jury can be used to initiate criminal proceedings or to investigate possible violations of criminal law. Because the grand jury meets in secret, the person who is the target of a grand jury investigation often does not know that they are being investigated. If you suspect that you are under criminal investigation or if you have received a letter from a federal agency advising you that you are under investigation, or you have received a visit from law enforcement agents, contact an experienced federal criminal defense attorney immediately.
Targets of a grand jury investigation may receive requests for information from law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, ATF, IRS, or DEA. These agencies may send subpoenas for documents, handwriting samples, fingerprints, or other pieces of information that will be used as evidence in a federal criminal investigation and prosecution. If you have received a request for information or are subpoenaed to testify as a witness before a grand jury, you have a right to an attorney. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will protect your rights by helping you decide whether, when, and how to respond to the government’s request, and will be with you when you testify. Testifying in any court proceeding, including a grand jury investigation, can have serious consequences and could result in criminal charges. A criminal defense lawyer can protect you by preventing you from saying something that could lead to your arrest and prosecution.
New York City federal criminal defense attorney Hope Lefeber has been defending people accused of crimes in federal court for more than 30 years. She started her career as an enforcement attorney with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) where she learned first-hand how the government prepares and prosecutes criminal cases. Today , she uses that experience to defend people who are under investigation or facing criminal charges in federal court.
Hope Lefeber has earned a reputation in federal courts for her aggressive, relentless defense of her clients. She is tireless in her pursuit of justice and is a staunch advocate for her clients’ constitutional rights. Ms. Lefeber is highly-respected by her colleagues in the federal bar, federal prosecutors, federal judges, and her clients for her meticulous preparation and extraordinary attention to every detail of her client’s case. When Hope Lefeber is your attorney, she will vigorously challenge the evidence presented by the government in its attempts to secure a conviction.
Ms. Lefeber has successfully defended people who have been charged with crimes in federal court and has received numerous accolades for her work. She has represented high-profile clients, lectured on federal criminal law topics, and been asked to appear on TV as a legal expert. She is held in the highest esteem by her colleagues and the judges before whom she has appeared.
Federal criminal prosecutions are complex and often begin before you realize you are under investigation. If you believe you might be under investigation, contact an experienced federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Federal criminal defense attorney Hope Lefeber can help you respond to subpoenas, requests for documents, and law enforcement requests for interviews, and will staunchly defend your rights before and during your testimony to the grand jury. If the grand jury investigation leads to an indictment, Ms. Lefeber will defend you during pretrial negotiations, through trial or a guilty plea, and on appeal.
Hope Lefeber has earned a reputation as an aggressive litigator whose clients are her first priority. She will personally handle every aspect of your case and will fight hard to protect your freedom and your constitutional rights.
Ms. Lefeber pays meticulous attention to details and will carefully analyze every aspect of your case. She will consult with investigators and forensic experts to examine every aspect of your defense and will evaluate each piece of evidence the government intends to introduce to identify inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case and present the strongest defense.
If you have received a request for information for a federal law enforcement agency, Hope Lefeber should be your first call. Federal criminal investigations are serious and can lead to serious penalties, including hefty fines and lengthy prison sentences. Protect yourself by hiring Hope Lefeber, a fierce advocate who will do everything possible in her pursuit of justice for her clients.
If you believe you might be under investigation for a federal crime, contact Hope Lefeber today to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case. Call 610-668-7927 or complete the online form.