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How Long Can The Federal Government Investigate You?

If you are under federal investigation, you might feel uncomfortable, and with good reason. It can be like living in a fishbowl with no idea of what’s coming next. However, the longer the investigation drags on, the more you’ll just want it to be over with.

You can’t live a normal life when you could be charged with a federal criminal offense at the drop of a hat. The uncertainty alone can be unbearable.

The reason a federal investigation is so unpleasant is that if you can be spooked enough to act out, you might incriminate yourself and make the prosecutor’s job a whole lot easier.

Fortunately, most federal investigations must comply with the statue of limitations. That law dictates how long after an alleged offense the prosecutor has to press charges against the defendant. Unfortunately, it’s a long statute.

If the investigation continues while appearing to go nowhere, you’ll be happy to know you have options. A federal criminal defense attorney can help you free yourself from the apparently endless legal quagmire of being investigated.

Can I Get Out of a Federal Investigation?

It’s a possibility. Retaining legal counsel is the first thing you should do. It shows law enforcement that you are willing to defend yourself. Having experienced legal counsel in your corner can make it more difficult for the prosecutor to make a case against you.

Just the act of getting a lawyer can sometimes shift the balance enough to make the authorities decide that you are no longer worth investigating.

What Is a Federal Investigation?

Launching a federal investigation is the first order of business in the federal criminal justice process. Federal investigators are looking for potential federal law violations. Their mission is threefold:

  • Determine whether a federal crime has been committed.
  • Identify the responsible parties.
  • Collect evidence of the crime if a crime has been committed.

What Prompts a Federal Investigation?

Most federal investigations are triggered when someone files a legitimate crime report. They can also be implemented based on information received from defendants in pending criminal cases who want to exchange information for reduced charges.

Investigations can be launched based on data gathered by federal intelligence agencies like the CIA. They can be triggered by a concurrent civil investigation conducted by a regulatory agency like the FDA.

How Does a Federal Investigation Work?

Federal law enforcement personnel like FBI special agents do most of the work involved in building a federal criminal case for the prosecutor. Their activities include interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence.

Federal agents are assisted in their mission by a federal prosecutor who provides legal guidance and ensures that the agents have access to legal documents like search warrants and subpoenas. After the investigation is completed, the prosecutor will decide whether to press charges.

Federal agents are equipped with multiple tools to help them obtain information. Here are a few of the methods at their disposal:

  • Observe a suspect’s internet activity
  • Wiretap the phone
  • Conduct physical surveillance for extended periods
  • Have someone wear a wire or record incriminating phone calls
  • Interview witnesses
  • Execute search warrants
  • Examine evidence on laptops and smart phones
  • Check tax returns and bank statements
  • Issue grand jury subpoenas for documents and testimony
  • Conduct witness interviews and proffer sessions

The objective is to bring a federal indictment and secure a conviction. Federal agents are well-equipped to do that. They might arrive without warning at a suspect’s home at the crack of dawn to ask questions or conduct an interrogation. At that hour, most people are barely awake, and that gives the agents a powerful psychological advantage.

Federal agents might tell you that you are not a suspect. They merely need information from you about other criminals. You might feel so relieved that you lower your guard and say something self-incriminating.

You are unlikely to prevail against a team of highly trained special agents with the experience, the tools and the clout to bring about a conviction. However, that’s what a federal criminal investigation lawyer does best.

Are You the Target of a Federal Criminal Investigation?

Federal investigations can continue for years before charges are filed. The proceedings are often conducted in secret and involve classified documents. Agents may be sworn to secrecy.

Indeed, a target can remain blissfully unaware of the investigation until federal agents arrive to make an arrest. However, there are a few things that can tip you off:

  • A prosecutor informs you that you are the target of an investigation.
  • A federal agent calls you to set up a meeting.
  • Federal agents execute a search warrant at your home or office.
  • Agents appear in places you frequent to interrogate you.
  • A grand jury subpoena arrives demanding that you testify.
  • Business associates have been contacted, interviewed, searched or subpoenaed to testify about your alleged illegal activities.

What to Do If Federal Agents Want to Meet With You

Don’t talk to anyone about the investigation because anything you say or write can be used against you. Additionally, you’re going to need an experienced federal government investigation lawyer. Discuss the matter only with your attorney.

References:

https://www.tuckerellis.com/userfiles/file/McCaffrey-Oebker_Sept13.pdf
https://www.findlaw.com/legalblogs/criminal-defense/top-5-questions-about-federal-criminal-investigations/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Blotter+(FindLaw+Blotter)


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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