What To Do First If You're Involved in a Federal Investigation
When you first find out that you’re under investigation for a federal offense, you may feel overwhelmed and not know where to turn. Understanding the process will help reduce your confusion and lessen the stress that accompanies an accusation. The team at Grabel & Associates is available to step in and provide legal council at any point in your case, making it easier for you to carry on with life as usual. We are available 24/7 by telephone or online to answer any questions you may have and to advise you of the best course of action in your unique case.
Learning You’re Under Investigation for a Federal Crime
There are five different ways that people learn they are under investigation for a federal offense:
- A federal agent attempts to speak with you. An agent often knocks on your door and if you’re not at home, he or she may leave a card with a phone number.
- You may receive a “target letter” from an Assistant United States Attorney that informs you that you are the target of a federal investigation.
- You may receive a subpoena for documents to the grand jury.
- Federal agents may show up at your house with a search warrant.
- You may hear about the investigation from someone else you know, often after they are questioned.
When you receive notice or suspect that you’re under investigation for a federal offense, you should contact Grabel & Associates as soon as possible. An attorney will work alongside you throughout the investigation process to ensure you don’t falsely incriminate yourself. The sooner you reach out to a talented defense attorney, the better your chances are of achieving your desired outcome.
Speaking with the Agents Investigating Your Case
If federal agents attempt to speak with you during the investigation stage of your case, take a step back and think before you agree to talk with them. Always remember that you are under no obligation to say anything. They will employ tactics that make you feel pressured into speaking with them, but it is entirely your choice. If you’ve already spoken with agents, sit down and try to remember what you said. This information will be invaluable to your attorney as he or she works to develop your defense. If you are able to, contact a lawyer and don’t say anything until your lawyer advises you to do so.
Having a skilled attorney battling on your behalf is one of the best ways to avoid a conviction and the harsh penalties that accompany conviction. If you’re involved in a federal criminal case, you’ll need a federal attorney who has experience working in very complex cases. Once you find a qualified lawyer, decide what qualities are important to you. Once you’ve found a potential attorney, meet or call the attorney and discuss the details of your case. If you feel comfortable with the attorney, formally secure legal services and start working to develop a winning defense.
The attorneys at Grabel & Associates have over 15 years of experience fighting for clients in Michigan and they are ready to put their knowledge to work in your case. If you’re searching for a lawyer that values your future and keeps you informed throughout every step of the process, Grabel & Associates is a great choice for you. Don’t settle for mediocre legal representation—You deserve the best when your future is on the line.
At Grabel & Associates, protecting your future is our top priority. We will do everything in our power to uphold your legal rights and maintain your reputation by battling for you both in and out of court. Our case results showcase our dedication and vast skill set, proving our attorneys’ skill and willingness to help Michigan’s wrongfully accused. If you believe you are under investigation for a federal crime in Michigan, connect with our staff to determine what you should do to get on track to receiving your desired outcome.
Contact Us for 24/7 Federal Criminal Defense
Obtaining the services of a top-tier defense attorney is the first step you should take in your federal criminal case. Call 1-800-342-7896 to receive a free initial case consultation from a talented member of our staff or contact us online. Don’t hesitate—Reach out to us today for guidance in the investigative stage of your case.