Federal Government Investigations in Maryland
Several branches of the federal government do conduct regular investigations relating to the actions of private businesses and individual citizens. In fact, due to the current economic situation and allegations of widespread abuse relating to government contracts, bankruptcy and immigration laws, the federal government has strenghtened investigation and enforcement actions across the country. At KaiserDillon PLLC we represent clients in a number of government investigations and are committed to providing our clients in Maryland with comprehensive representation they need.
How Will I Know If I Am Being Investigated?
No matter how you are notified, finding out that you are part of a government investigation in Maryland is a rude awakening. Many of the clients at KaiserDillon PLLC find out that they are part of a federal government investigation in Maryland in one of the following ways:
* An unwanted visitor – It is not unheard of for the FBI, Secret Service or other government agency to pay a suspect a visit at home or at work.
If you’ve been visited by a government investigator, the time to act is now. Working with an experienced attorney as soon as you know you are part of a government investigation in Maryland is often the best way to ensure that your rights are protected.
* Subpoena: A subpoena is a legal document, filed with the local court, notifying you that you are required by law to produce certain documents, photographs or personal/business items for inspection. The subpoena may also be used to inform you that you need to appear in person to answer questions at a deposition or other hearing.
If you have received a subpoena as part of a government investigation in Maryland, we encourage you to contact KaiserDillon PLLC before responding. We can help you determine whether or not you are required to produce the items requested and how you should respond to questions during the hearing.
* Target letter – A target letter is a formal letter from the Assistant United States Attorney’s office providing you with the official notice that you are part of a federal government investigation in Maryland.
If you’ve received a target letter you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
* Search Warrant – Having a search warrant served at your home or place of business can be one of the most upsetting ways to learn you are part of a government investigation in Maryland. It is unlikely that you will be able to stop the execution of the search warrant but we encourage you to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The knowledgeable attorneys at KaiserDillon PLLC can help you plan the next steps you need to take.
Ultimately, no matter how you are made aware of your involvement in a government investigation in Maryland, obtaining representation is absolutely necessary.
At KaiserDillon PLLC we believe personalized representation is the best way to defeat a government investigation. As a result we offer no obligation consultations to our new clients to help you decide what steps to take next. Please contact us at (202) 640 - 2850 to discuss the specifics of your case.