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Do I need to answer the agent’s questions when served a grand jury subpoena?

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Do I need to answer the agent’s questions when served a grand jury subpoena?

Answer provided by: No.  Most attorneys recommend that you do not answer any substantive questions when you are served with a grand jury subpoena. Law enforcement authorities, when they serve a subpoena, frequently try to question the person subpoenaed You may politely, at any time, inform the agent serving the subpoena that you would like to speak with an attorney before answering any questions or, alternatively, you may refuse to answer any questions and have your attorney communicate with the government.

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So you have been served with a grand jury subpoena. What does this mean?

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A federal grand jury is a body composed of ordinary citizens (from 16 to 23 of them) that meets regularly to determine whether probably cause exists to charge individuals or organizations with a crime. The grand jury is guided in its charging decisions by a federal prosecutor, either one assigned to a United States Attorney’s Office or to the Department of Justice. A grand jury has broad power to investigate potential criminal offenses

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