Federal Grand Jury Witness with Criminal Exposure
RESULT | No charges filed
A woman was subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury in a sex trafficking case. Because of her own possible exposure to being charged with a crime, she asserted her right to remain silent and refused to testify, even in the face of the prosecution’s threats to charge her if she did not cooperate. The defense assessed the situation and did not believe the prosecution’s threats that the woman would be charged. She did not testify and was not charged with a crime.