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Queens Grand Jury – Criminal Defense in Queens

Queens Grand Jury Lawyer

If you have been arrested for a felony, you have the right under New York State law to testify in the Grand Jury and give your side of the story. This is a very serious matter. The Grand Jury will sit and hear all of the evidence and decide if there is enough evidence to indict you for a felony of downgrade it to a lesser charge. The main question that arises in these types of cases is whether you should testify or not.

This is a very complex decision. The only way to arrive at an informed decision is to thoroughly go over all of the evidence that you have and reviewe it with a Queens criminal defense attorney. The problem is that at this stage, the prosecution is only required to give you a very small amount of the evidence that they have. Than is why it is so hard to decide whether to testify or not. In the Grand Jury you will be able to consult with your attorney but the attorney cannot in any way interfere with the proceedings.

There are many types of cases that usually benefit a defendant if he testifies. The most common are cases where a person has been accused of assault. These are usually word versus word cases and can be beaten at the Grand Jury level. All other cases require a thorough evaluation by an experienced criminal attorney. If you have been arrested for a felony in Queens, you must explore the option of testifying before the Grand Jury. Contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC at 917-519-8417 and let us review your case.