Can I have a lawyer with me when I testify before the grand jury?

Yes. You have a right to have your criminal defense attorney present, however, your attorney is required to remain silent during your testimony and may not address the grand jury or object to any of the prosecutor’s questions. Your lawyer generally will sit next to you facing the grand jurors and you can ask to speak with your lawyer during your testimony if you have questions regarding the proceedings. In most cases, your lawyer will advise you not to testify before the grand jury as you do not have the benefit of being able to refute the questions and evidence presented by the prosecutor at that time and all statements can later be used against you at trial.

Douglas M. Schneider
Douglas Schneider
Attorney at Law

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