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If you’ve been accused of a federal crime, you probably have many questions. It can be an incredibly stressful time in your life. A federal criminal charge typically refers to any activity that would fall outside of “white-collar crime.” It can be anything from federal drug charges to violence. The process is much different than a state level case. You’ll need the assistance of a skilled federal court experienced attorney. Our attorneys have helped many to beat or significantly reduce the charges they’re facing. This article will explain the process and the do’s and don’ts of how to handle the entire process.
There’re several ways that you may be notified of a federal criminal investigation. This can include federal authorities showing up at your home in the morning with a search warrant. If this is the case, it’s imperative that you comply with their investigation. Occasionally, you may receive a letter or a subpoena that notifies you that you’re either under investigation or that you must turn over documents to the federal agency in charge of the investigation. If you receive either of these documents, it’s important to contact an attorney right away to guide you through the process.
Sometimes an investigator will show up at your home or elsewhere and try to talk to you about the matter. If they’re unsuccessful in reaching you, they’ll leave contact information that instructs you how to get in touch. If you haven’t spoken to them, you’ll want to get in touch with an attorney right away for advice.
These investigators may also seek out your friends, family, business partners, or anyone else in the community they feel may have valuable information about the investigation. This is often done prior to them reaching you and without your knowledge. It’s not uncommon for people to find out that they’re under investigation by these people. While it’s rather embarrassing and can even be viewed as harassment, it’s a common tactic that federal investigators utilize.
If you’re feeling an exceptional amount of stress that’s affecting your daily life, you’ll want to seek out the advice of a therapist. They can help you with coping mechanisms and get to the bottom of the issues that are plaguing you. It’s also helpful to avoid putting yourself into situations that may put you at risk for catching additional charges. During an investigation, you may be investigated through a variety of methods. While extreme measures such as wiretapping aren’t uncommon, they’re not as likely as using private investigators and being subjected to public criticism. It’s important to maintain a low profile and stay away from risky situations during this time.
If you’re facing charges, being thoroughly honest can’t be stressed enough. Federal investigators are skilled in uncovering half-truths and misrepresentations. Chances are, the crime you’re being accused of isn’t anywhere close to what they have experience in prosecuting. Destroying records and evidence is also strongly discouraged and can cause a very unhappy ending to your case. Federal penalties can be severe in nature and the more you cooperate, the better chances you’ll have of success or at least reducing the impact. You’ll also likely face additional charges if you’re dishonest or destroy evidence. Discussing the matters with anyone is also strongly inadvisable. Even the closest of friends or a romantic partner should be off limits during this time. These people are highly likely to be subpoenaed. Even the most trustworthy individuals have spoken out of turn and caused a significant disruption to a criminal case. More information is available on the federal court’s website regarding criminal matters and the entire process. Click here to visit the federal courts website.
Federal criminal court is a very difficult and complex legal arena to navigate. Only the most experienced of attorneys should even attempt to represent these cases. Our team has helped many to beat or significantly reduce the charges faced. We have the expertise, resources, and experts that will assist in devising an airtight strategy. Getting in touch with us at your earliest convenience should be a top priority. We’re available for your no-risk case evaluation. Get in touch with us online or via telephone, today.