What to Do First if Federal Agents Come to Your Home With a Search Warrant


One of the ways you may find out that you are under investigation is when federal agents come to your home, or potentially workplace, with a search warrant. If agents have a search warrant, they are legally allowed to search the premises described in the warrant. If agents show up without a warrant, however, you are not at all obligated to let them in, and shouldn’t let them search anything before you contact a lawyer.

Facing federal agents who already have a warrant can be daunting, but it is crucial to remain calm, and contact a lawyer as soon as possible. You need a federal defense lawyer on your side right away if you are searched, as you need to know what to say and do both throughout the investigation and after if you want to protect your freedom. Our lawyers will help you utilize your rights to your advantage, and know what it takes to protect against the investigative tactics used by agents.

The defense team at Grabel & Associates is dedicated to defending Michigan’s accused, and we have established both a respected state law practice and established federal defense team, and are ready to handle your case no matter what charges you are facing. Founding attorney Scott Grabel works with clients statewide in misdemeanor and felony cases, and one of our licensed federal attorneys will work to help you achieve exceptional results if your case will be heard in federal court.

Call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact our team online if you are facing a search warrant investigation, or if you have any other reason to suspect you may be under investigation in a criminal case. Don’t wait to get in touch with our team, we are ready to begin defending you right now.

First Steps to Take if Federal Agents Come to Your Home With A Warrant

If you are facing a federal investigation, there are really only two steps you need to remember. First, contact an attorney as soon as possible. You have the right to an attorney and need to utilize that right so that everything you say and do afterwards is part of your defense strategy, aimed at protecting your best interests.

Second, you need to use your right to remain silent. Don’t say a word to federal agents unless you are requesting an attorney. Until you have a lawyer present, the only word in your vocabulary should be “lawyer.” Don’t risk giving agents information they will use against you, even if you are confident that you have nothing to hide. An attorney can ensure that you are protected from false allegations and the possibility of wrongful conviction.

If you work with an attorney and remain silent, calm, and collected throughout the investigation, you will set yourself up to have the best opportunity to be successful in your case, and may even be able to avoid charges altogether. Our lawyers know that you need representation as soon as agents show up at your door, which is why we are available 24/7 to speak with clients statewide.

Federal Agencies Involved in Michigan Criminal Investigations

There are a number of different agencies that could show up with a warrant and search your property. In drug crime cases, the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) will likely be involved. In many other cases, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) handles the initial stages of a case. U.S. Customs and Border Protection could also be involved, or an agency like the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives).

The Grabel & Associates team knows how to handle federal agents and we are prepared to start working with you or your loved one right now. Get in touch with our team and fight back against federal agents’ investigative tactics.

Defending Clients Facing Federal Search Warrants

When a client is up against a search warrant, that means the case is likely already starting to be established against that person, and it is crucial to act fast to fight back. Our lawyers will put in the time and hard work needed to ensure you are protected throughout an investigation, and know what it takes to win even in complex federal cases. Speak with a member of our team and let us analyze your case, so that you have a better understanding of what you need to do to defend your freedom.

Call our 24/7 Hotline for Federal Criminal Defense

No matter where you are in Michigan, you can reach our team now by calling 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online. We will provide you with a free initial case analysis and ensure that you know what you need to do to protect yourself even after agents have obtained a warrant.