White Collar Crimes FAQs
How do I know if I'm under indictment?
When it comes to 95% of all indictments the person is indicted because they have what’s called a felony complaint filed against them. They are brought before a court, they’re arraigned on the felony complaint, and then the indictment is subsequent to that.
There are about 5% of defendants, who are under direct indictment, which is a secret proceeding where the person will not know, until the police come up to their door and say, “We have a warrant for your arrest, based on a grand jury’s findings.”
You can inquire about whether or not there is a warrant out for your arrest; however, the call is better made by an attorney
If the attorney calls and finds out there is a warrant for your arrest, they are not obligated to make you turn yourself in. It is crucial to realize that your attorney is working for you. Their code of ethics is to represent the client. With that in mind, if you don’t want to turn yourself in, then you don’t have to.