The Grand Jury

A grand jury is a group of individuals that must decide whether or not there is probable cause to prosecute a case. If they find that there is probable cause, they will indict a case. If they find that there is no probable cause, then they can “no-bill” a case.

Mr. Breston has used polygraph exams to help get many sex crime allegations no-billed by grand juries. In addition, a polygraph can be a powerful tool because, if a person accused of this crime passes the polygraph, then we can also ask the people who are making the allegation to take this into consideration. One tactic that Mr. Breston used in the past on someone who passed the polygraph was to offer to pay for a polygraph on the complaining witness. Of course, some people and prosecutors do not feel that polygraphs are very reliable, but it appears that polygraphs are gaining more and more acceptance in the legal community. In cases where a client is unwilling to take a polygraph, Mr. Breston takes other approaches to discrediting the evidence against a client.

It is important to remember that the burden is on the state to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. In many cases, there may not be any physical evidence. In this type of case, it is always best to hire an attorney immediately. Normally, Attorney David Breston believes it is best to wait and see all the evidence before responding to the allegation. However, every case has to be analyzed on a case by case basis.

For a free initial consultation with a sex crime defense lawyer, call David A. Breston at 713-224-4040 or contact us online.