Federal Investigations in Washington DC
If you are subject to a federal government investigation, one day federal law enforcement may just come knocking. You answer your front door and there is an FBI agent. To say it can be a shock is an understatement. At KaiserDillon PLLC we help people under investigation by the federal government. We understand how different government agencies conduct their investigations. We believe that working with an experienced attorney from the start is the best way to stop a criminal investigation in its tracks.
Did The Secret Service Really Just Show Up At My Front Door?
It is entirely plausible that the secret service, FBI, OIG or an agent from another government agency may have actually paid you a visit at your home or place of business. If you haven’t received an in person visit you may still be subject to a Government Investigation in Washington DC if you received either of the following documents:
* Target Letter: A target or subject letter is a letter from the Assistant United States Attorney letting you know that you are the subject of a federal investigation in Washington DC. It will provide details about the information you may be requested to provide to the grand jury handling the investigation and when you need to appear.
* Subpoena: A subpoena is a legal document requesting that you produce documentation or appear at a hearing to provide information about an ongoing investigation.
Occasionally people are only aware that they are part of a federal investigation after federal agents arrive at their home, place of business or other location with a search warrant. You may also learn that you are part of an investigation from friends or family who have been contacted by federal agents. Regardless of how you learn about an investigation, we encourage you to contact an attorney as soon as possible and strongly discourage you from saying anything to your friends, family members or federal agents until you have discussed the situation with an attorney.
An Investigation Isn’t A Charge, I Don’t Need An Attorney Yet Do I?
You need an attorney as soon as you become aware that you are part of a federal investigation in DC for a number of reasons.
The first and most important is that you want to protect your own interests and the interests of your family members. Inadvertent disclosure of sensitive information could make or break an investigation.
The experienced attorneys at KaiserDillon PLLC can help you determine what you must disclose during a grand jury investigation, what you must provide in response to a subpoena or how to handle a search warrant. We can also help you decide who you can talk to and what topics to discuss.
At KaiserDillon PLLC our goal is to help end the federal investigation you are a part of in Washington D.C. and avoid it turning into a federal criminal charge.
Call us now at (202) 640 – 2850 to discuss the specifics of your case and the best way to move forward.