Targets, Subjects, and Witnesses in Federal Investigations

If you suspect that you are under investigation for a federal offense, the first thing you should do is find out what your role is in the investigation. There are targets, subjects, and witnesses in federal investigations, and knowing what part you play is vital. Contacting an attorney is a great way to learn more about your status and what impact that will have on your future. If you’re involved in a federal criminal case, contact a premier defense attorney as soon as possible to learn more about what you will face and how a lawyer can aid you in your fight for justice. The team at Grabel & Associates is available to provide a free initial case consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We value your freedom and are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure you receive a fair shot at a positive outcome.

What is a Target in a Federal Investigation?

If you are a target in a federal investigation, the prosecuting attorney believes you have committed a crime and will be looking for ways to prove you’re guilty. There are several different ways that people find out that they’re the target of an investigation. For example, federal agents may show up at your home or office and conduct a warranted search, or you may receive a target letter in the mail. After you’ve found out that you’re a target in a federal investigation, you should contact a skilled defense lawyer. He or she will work to make sure your legal rights are protected and that you do not wrongfully incriminate yourself. The attorneys at Grabel & Associates will also explain every step of your case, helping you take charge of your future. We pride ourselves in providing out clients with the information necessary to make wise decisions that will impact their futures. Call us now for a detailed case analysis.

Subjects in Federal Investigations

Subjects, like targets, are believed to have committed a crime or been involved in criminal activity, but are not officially the person the investigation is aimed at. If you’re a subject in an investigation, the prosecutor is not specifically looking for reasons to put you away, but is aware of your potential involvement and may choose to bring charges against you. Hiring an attorney is a good step towards clearing your name. Your defense lawyer will help you navigate the complexities that surround federal criminal investigations and explain your rights, so you understand what’s happening and how you can avoid penalties.

Witnesses in Federal Investigations

Of the possibilities discussed here, the best status you can have in a federal investigation is that of a witness. The prosecuting attorney does not expect that a witness committed a criminal offense. Witnesses simply saw the crime take place or have information, such as documents or other property, that relate to criminal activity. If you’re involved in a federal criminal case, even just as a witness, it is still important to hire a good lawyer. Your status in the investigation may change at any point, potentially resulting in criminal charges, depending on what you say and do throughout the investigation. The sooner you connect with an attorney, the better your chances are of receiving the best outcome possible.

When you enlist the services of the talented Grabel & Associates team, you can rest assured that your future is in good hands. Our lawyers have over 15 years of experience defending Michigan’s wrongly accused and are ready to start fighting on your behalf. One of the first things your attorney will do is reach out to the prosecutor to find out what your status is in the investigation. After that, he or she will review every detail of your unique case and develop a quality defense strategy. We understand that your status in an investigation may change at any moment, which is why we’re always ready to fight for you and do everything in our power to clear your name.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Criminal Defense

At Grabel & Associates, we understand that legal matters are often time sensitive, which is why we’re available to you 24/7 to start developing a defense strategy. Reach out to us via our online contact form or toll-free at 1-800-342-7896. Experienced case analysts are standing by to provide you with a free initial case consultation and get you on track to receiving the best outcome available. Don’t hesitate—Contact Michigan’s leading defense firm to start battling for your freedom today!