There are complex rules that accompany a subpoena of a business for the purpose of a criminal investigation. Whether your business is the subject of a criminal investigation or is subpoenaed as a witness, it is essential to obtain experienced legal counsel.
At the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A., we have experience representing corporations, as well as large and small businesses that have been subpoenaed. Our Orlando business grand jury subpoena attorneys understand the complex rules of compliance, as well as the financial concerns, that accompany a grand jury subpoena.
In complying with a grand jury subpoena, it is imperative that a business act carefully to avoid the appearance of trying to hide evidence and to avoid a potential charge of obstruction of justice. For example, a company with an ongoing policy of destroying documents after a certain length of time should suspend that policy.
Upon receipt of a subpoena calling for documents, the policy may be modified or reinstated after consultation with an attorney and compliance with the subpoena. Representatives of the business must be able to testify honestly that efforts to comply with subpoena were thorough and complete. Failure to handle these matters correctly can raise the specter of incomplete compliance, possibly resulting in obstruction of justice charges or charges for other crimes.
Another aspect of a corporate subpoena is the financial burden that compliance places on a company. In some cases, companies are required to search large volumes of data, especially if they do not have a retention policy for storing old emails, which can pose extraordinary costs. Our Orlando federal criminal defense lawyers can negotiate with the U.S. Attorney's Office or state officials to find ways to minimize costs for companies while still complying with the requirements of the subpoenas.
Whether your company is being subpoenaed as a witness or as a target for criminal investigation, the attorneys of the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A., have the experience to help you comply properly with the subpoena, avoid obstruction of justice charges or the appearance of impropriety and minimize costs.
We can help your company with every aspect of a subpoena. Either call our Florida law firm office at (407) 901-5852 or contact us online to speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys in Orlando.
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