A target letter is a letter from a federal prosecutor stating one has become the target of a grand jury investigation. One needs to choose an attorney with years of experience in hand. The attorney who has handled federal grand jury investigations and cases, such as Attorney Geoffrey Nathan will be best suited to handle the situation.
It works best when one meets many attorneys with federal crime defense experience before they select one. Friends and extended family can also be contacted for reference or reviews can be searched and read about the attorneys. Before an attorney is hired, their profile needs to be completely checked.
US Attorney target letters always ask something to be done. Either a meeting with the US Attorney handling the federal case, or testifying in front of the grand jury voluntarily or one is asked to contact the federal prosecutor through a lawyer. So by hiring a criminal defense attorney one can take care of everything.
The attorney will call and discuss all with the prosecutor. There is no use calling the federal prosecutor & explaining the case yourself as everything is recorded and can be used against the caller later. One needs to understand what kind of letter one has received. It can be one of the 3 groups- witness, subject and target.
The target letter means that the federal investigation is focused on the receiver, believes that they have done something illegal and is looking for enough evidence to prove it. If the letter is of ‘subject’ then the receiver of the letter isn’t being prosecuted. Witness is self explanatory.
Here you are seen as a witness for or against the target. It is best to hire the attorney in case one receives a target letter. An attorney will be able to understand the matter and help before it goes out of hand.