Month: March 2021

What is a Character Reference Letter in a Federal Criminal Defense Case?

By Lee Koch | March 31, 2021 | Comments Off on What is a Character Reference Letter in a Federal Criminal Defense Case?

If you take your federal criminal case all the way to trial and lose, then eventually you will be facing a sentencing hearing. At that point, your energy, and your lawyer’s energy, will turn primarily to sentence mitigation.  One of the tools that you can use to do this is to gather character reference letters.…

What Should You Do If You Receive a Grand Jury Subpoena?

By Lee Koch | March 10, 2021 | Comments Off on What Should You Do If You Receive a Grand Jury Subpoena?

Receiving a federal Grand Jury subpoena can be nerve wracking. Yet it’s important to understand exactly what you should do if you receive this type of document. According to federal law, the Grand Jury, as a representative of the public, “has a claim to every man’s evidence,” except for “persons protected by a constitutional, common…