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New Jersey OIG Agent Warnings and Federal Employees Lawyers

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Federal employees are individuals working for the federal government. Examples of these employees include members of the armed forces, politicians, legislative staff, in civil servants. These employees are subject to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation. An IOG agent calls the federal employee for an interview. The federal employee is given a warning on the statements he or she will make in the interview.

If you are a federal employee and under investigation, two things might happen. You could either be charged over a criminal case or the administration take action against your job. It is the job of the OIG agent to investigate both situations because they are slightly different.

An IOG agent gives a federal employee two types of warnings. These warnings provide information about the IOG investigation and what is going on with the federal employee. The first warning is called the Garrity warning, while the other one is the Kalkines warning.

The most familiar warning in law enforcement is the Miranda warning. It’s a warning given before an interview, and you have the right to remain silent as anything you speak can be used against you in the court of law. You also have the right to a lawyer, and in case you cannot get one, the law provides one for you. Miranda warnings should be read carefully when the police arrest someone.

Federal employees are in a different category when it comes to law enforcement. The OIG agent schedules the interview compared to other civilians that sit in a police station the booking.

Garrity warning

Garrity warning was named after a case in the supreme court Garrity V. New Jersey. Garrity warnings have different versions. One aspect is where you are required to answer all questions asked. You should provide any information requested by the investigators to assist in the investigation. Failure to answering all the items will give you disciplinary action. According to the supreme court decision in Garrity V. New Jersey, information collected from your statement is not used against you in a criminal proceeding.

You should avoid discussing this investigation with any other person apart from your attorney and chain of command. You can be terminated from employment when you violate this order because it is regarded as an act of insubordination.
The other aspect is where you provide information voluntarily in an interview.

You don’t have to answer questions that may implicate you in a crime. You do not receive any disciplinary action when you refuse to answer questions. Your silence of refusing to answer some questions may be used as facts in the administrative proceeding. Be careful in the statement you provide because it is used as evidence in the criminal case in question and administrative proceedings.

The OIG agent may choose to use or fail to use a federal employee’s information in a criminal case. For federal employees worried about administrative action and criminal cause, they should avoid speaking to the OIG agent.

Kalkines warning

The Kalkines warning has advice rights to the federal employees during an internal investigation. This warning compels the federal employee to make a statement or face disciplinary action. The disciplinary action could be up to dismissal.

It is the OIG agent that questions you in the administrative investigation. Here you are asked questions on your official duties. Take time before answering these questions because they may be used against you. You may face disciplinary action that includes dismissal if you fail to answer questions thoroughly. The complete answered questions provided might not be used against you in the criminal proceeding. The only time this information can be used is when you give the wrong statements.

Kalkines warning applies when the OIG agent has already talked to a prosecutor to make decisions of a criminal case out of other factors and not the investigation. Kalkines warning grants an interview with the OIG agent. This is a condition necessary to secure your employment. If not, you can be fired or disciplined. Kalkines warning provides an employee’s constitutional rights and helps the IOG agents effectively conduct an administrative investigation.

Contact us today at Spodek Law Group for guidance and counsel on the procedures required in such situations. We have worked with several clients who have received positive results. With over 50 years of experience, you can be assured of our services.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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