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Hal Garfinkel is retained as the defendant's lawyer in the Chicago high profile murder case of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez. Read more...

Illionois defense attorney,  Illinois criminal defense lawyerSo, a grand jury has convened and determined that there is enough to indict you. It looks like you are headed to a federal criminal trial and there is no hope for anything else to happen. While it may seem that way, that is not always the case. At this point, you must speak to a federal criminal defense attorney. A federal attorney can advise you on the many options you still have, including those below that could have your case dismissed.

Biased Jury

Under the Fifth Amendment, you have the right to an independent, informed, and unbiased jury. If for any reason, your attorney feels as though the jury was prejudiced in any way, this is a reason for dismissal. For example, if your case is high profile in the area the grand jury was convened in, and the jury was not sequestered, this is enough reason to have your case dismissed.

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