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Samples of Federal Target Letters from U.S. Attorney’s Offices

If you are the subject of a federal investigation, you will often be notified at some point through a target letter, which will tell you which area of the law the offense pertains to, and likely request your cooperation with the investigation. By the time you receive a target letter, you will likely already know or at least suspect that you are under investigation. Federal agents may have questioned you or loved ones, or even presented a search warrant at your door. Depending on the specifics of the offense you allegedly committed, you could be investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), or another federal agency. No matter what the specifics of your offense, it is critical that you act quickly to get in contact with a skilled federal defense lawyer who can represent you and protect your rights throughout every stage of your case.

The Grabel & Associates team includes talented federal lawyers, and we are always available to begin working with clients statewide. Call our firm at 1-800-342-7896 or contact our team online to learn more about the steps you should be taking to handle a federal investigation, and how our team can help you fight back against possible conviction.

Don’t wait to get in touch with our team, we are always ready to defend Michigan’s accused. With so much at stake, you need a lawyer on your side, and our federal attorneys are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help you fight back against the U.S. attorney. If you have received a target letter or are under investigation, contact our team now to protect your freedom.

What Is a Target Letter? Getting a Federal Target Letter from a U.S. Attorney

If you receive a target letter, it means that you are under investigation and are in immediate need of an experienced defense lawyer. You are at risk of imminent arrest, and rather than scrambling to find adequate representation at an inconvenient time of day, get in touch with a lawyer now who can defend you starting right now.

A target letter will be addressed to you from the U.S. attorney in the district handling your case. The letter will likely say what agency is investigating you, and what the charges are connected to. The letter will then likely offer you a chance to resolve the matter before you are indicted and arrested. You should never assume this means you can adequately resolve your case by working with those trying to convict you. Always seek an attorney’s help and make sure to have your attorney present anytime you are meeting with federal agents or the U.S. attorney.

The target letter may also include certain rights, for example:

  • The right against self-incrimination;
  • The right to remain silent;
  • The right to an attorney.

It is crucial to use these rights to your advantage, and to immediately seek an attorney who can guide your next steps. Our firm is available 24/7 to begin fighting with you or your loved one, so contact us now.

Sample of a Federal Target Letter from the United States Attorney

There are a number of different target letters available on the United States Attorney website, including letters for cases involving document subpoenas and grand juries. Target letters may also request a meeting, or request a lawyer call. A sample of the possible text of a target letter is provided below.

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Dear {Subject of Investigation}:

{FBI/DEA/IRS/Other Agency} is investigating you in connection with {offense}.

We are preparing to present evidence to a grand jury and seek indictment and an arrest. If you would like to resolve this matter before a possible warrant is issued, please contact before {date}. Please have an attorney represent you at this meeting.

If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for a court-appointed lawyer. Please complete the attached form and present it to the Office of the Federal Public Defender.

Sincerely,
U.S. Attorney

Our lawyers know that two things are crucial in a federal investigation: speed and skill. You need to act fast to secure representation and to spring into action before the U.S. attorney builds a convincing case against you. You also need a lawyer who has what it takes to win, even when up against the unlimited resources of the federal government. Our proven results show why our federal lawyers are trusted by clients who have everything on the line. Contact us now for more information.

Contact Grabel & Associates After Receiving a Federal Target Letter

If you do only one thing, let it be contacting a lawyer. Call our 24/7 hotline now at 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online to learn more about federal target letters and defending yourself in a federal investigation.


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