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If I am under investigation by the police and I think there is a grand jury indictment, should I have an investigator

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interviewing potential witnesses in the meantime? It has been 5 months and I heard nothing, but I read that this is a good idea because I will have there testimony and can prepare defense.

Reply to Mr. Lowther - This is a state investigation, for possible mortgage fraud. I am innocent, but because we had so much activity, the mortgage fraud task force decided we needed looking into. I think that if the state is going to investigate and interrogate, then so should I.

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  1. The short answer is an unequivocal yes. Is this a state or federal investigation?

    Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq.

  2. I strongly suggest that you retain an attorney familiar with the defense of this potentially very complicated type of case, and that you let the attorney choose and supervise the investigator. I would not turn an investigator loose without a knowledgable attorney in charge. It is a very unwise idea for you to try to prepare your own defense.

  3. You commented a question of how to proceed, the answer is simple, hire a layer that knows how to handle these investigations, and keep you mouth shut.

    STOP posting things in a public forum and hire an attorney before you go to jail.

    Good luck.

  4. You should have an attorney right now.

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  5. If the grand jury had actually returned an indictment, you would have been notified to appear at an arraignment and bond hearing. Most likely it is grand jury investigation, which typically does result in the return of an indictment. You should immediately retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. He/she can decide whether any investigation needs to be conducted on your behaslf at this juncture. Most of us provide free consultation.

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