New Hampshire Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Stevens Interviewed About Lawrence Mayor Lantigua Grand Jury Investigation in Essex County, Massachusetts Superior Court

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Salem, NH Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Stevens was interviewed by the Eagle Tribune for a feature story on the grand jury investigation of Lawrence, Massachusetts Mayor William Lantigua. Attorney Stevens explains the Massachusetts state grand jury process, privilege against self-incrimination and Miranda rights in the context of grand jury proceedings.

Lantigua's testimony could also mean prosecutors are trying to get evidence on other targets of the investigation.

Attorney Mark Stevens was interviewed by the Eagle Tribune for a front page feature article on the grand jury proceedings involving Lawrence, Massachusetts Mayor William Lantigua. Yesterday Mayor William Lantigua appeared before an Essex County grand jury in the Salem Superior Court. The Eagle Tribune interviewed Attorneys Michael Coyne, dean of Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, and Salem, NH DWI defense Attorney Mark Stevens regarding Massachusetts secret state grand jury proceedings. A grand jury subpoena, which also is secret, demands appearance before the grand jury body, but can also require the production of documents, data, ledgers or other information, according to Stevens and Coyne. It is still a mystery as to whether or not the top target of this lengthy investigation, Mayor Lantigua, will testify or not however, the target usually is saved for last before the grand jury issues approves an indictment or indictments against the future defendant.    

"The risks of bringing in one of the targets of an investigation for testimony are low for the district attorney's office in this case", Stevens said, "because (Lantigua) probably already knew he was being investigated."

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Criminal Defense Attorney Mark Stevens is licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. His office is located in Salem, New Hampshire. For more information regarding legal topics and case examples visit byebyedwi.com.

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