If you have been investigated for a federal crime, or if you have already been charged with a criminal offense, it is likely that federal agents will show up at your door and ask you questions. Agents may also approach your family or other contacts, or ask to search your property. Sometimes, federal agents will even send you a letter, called a target letter, stating that you are the subject of an investigation and asking you to come in and speak with them.
At this stage of the case, you might be wondering if you should talk to federal law enforcement, and what you might say if you do. You may even feel as if you need to speak with agents in order to clear your name. You should never speak to federal law enforcement without your federal criminal attorney present, however, no matter what the details of your case may be. If you don’t already have a lawyer, it is critical that you secure representation as soon as possible. Call our 24/7 hotline or contact our firm online now for a free initial case consultation, and learn more about what our federal defense team can do to help you through your case.
When you are dealing with a federal criminal offense, you will be investigated by federal agents rather than police. The agency handling your case depends greatly on the specific details of your situation. Many federal offenses are investigated by the FBI, while drug crimes are usually investigated by the DEA or U.S. Border Patrol. Some white collar offenses are investigated by the IRS. Our lawyers have experience dealing with a variety of federal agencies, and know what it takes to protect clients accused of federal misdemeanors and felonies in Michigan.
Turning away agents who are investigating you is one thing, but what if they come back with a warrant allowing them to stay on your property and search? You are legally obligated to let them search whatever the warrant specifies, but you want to make sure you contact a qualified defense lawyer right away, and that you don’t say anything to agents while they are performing the search. Our lawyers will advise you on how to challenge unlawful searches, as well as what you can say and do to defend yourself throughout the investigative process.
Sometimes, you will be directly informed that you are the target of an investigation through a letter. Usually, a target letter will ask for your cooperation, and it can be very intimidating. Still, you don’t want to give the prosecution any answers until you are able to speak with your lawyer. The early stages of a federal criminal case are critical, as you try to set yourself up for success later on in your case. The Grabel & Associates team will ensure you take appropriate steps to defend your best interests, and we will not rest until everything possible has been done to ensure you receive top-notch criminal defense.
Don’t wait to get in touch with a member of our qualified team so that you can begin communicating with the prosecution and handling the charges you are facing. We are always available to start defending you or your loved one, and can be reached right now by phone or online.
The Grabel & Associates team is ready to start working with you or your loved one no matter what stage of your case you are currently facing, and we will not rest until everything possible has been done to protect your rights and freedom. Our lawyers have extensive experience fighting with clients in cases involving fraud, conspiracy, drugs, sex, and more, and we know how to win in even the toughest situations. As soon as you call our firm, you gain access to a talented team with extensive experience in tough felony cases, willing to do whatever it takes to defend you or your loved one as you progress through your case.
To get in touch with our team, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online. We know what it takes to win and will start piecing together a solid defense for you right away. Why wait with so much potentially at stake? Get in touch with our legal team now to defend your freedom.