Category Archives: Grand Jury Subpoena

Rule 17(c) Subpoenas – The Unfair Limits on a Defendant’s Ability to Prepare a Defense (Part I)

During a criminal investigation, the government has nearly unlimited powers to gather evidence against a defendant. It can use grand jury subpoenas—usually with no court oversight unless the recipient objects—for documents or to compel testimony of any witness. It can … Continue reading

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Helpful Tip of the Day: If You Work at a Bank, Don’t Send Your Friend a Copy of the Bank’s Grand Jury Subpoena

Karen Galo may have been trying to help out a friend, but now she faces five years in prison. In early 2008, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida opened a grand jury investigation into mortgage fraud … Continue reading

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