Washington DC Investigations of Federal Employees
In the current economy, jobs with the federal government are highly coveted as they offer consistent work, competitive pay, wonderful insurance benefits and retirement. Unfortunately, those wonderful benefits come at a high cost. Federal employees are subject to increased scrutiny and the possibility of very serious consequences for actions that might result in a reprimand or firing in the private sector.
At KaiserDillon PLLC we understand the stress you are under if you are facing an investigation as a federal employee. We are committed to staying engaged in current investigation trends within the federal government and regularly represent federal employees facing investigations in Washington DC.
They’ll Only Just Fire Me, Right?
Unfortunately, activity that might result in an internal punishment or termination of employment as a private employee can land a federal employee in very hot water. Something as simple as lying on a leave slip can result in a very serious investigation for a federal employee in Washington DC. Unfortunately a number of different situations can result prosecution, fines or even jail time, including:
* Using government resources for personal gain,
* Accepting gifts or money from private citizens to encourage a particular action at work,
* Or violating criminal conflict statutes
At KaiserDillon PLLC, we have represented a number of federal employees who have been the subject or target of a federal investigation. We’ve worked with these clients to give them the best chance of the best result.
Internal Investigations and Criminal Proceedings
Allegations of misconduct for federal employees can involve both internal civil or administrative investigations along with criminal proceedings. While they are two separate types of disciplinary action they may start together. Generally, our firm handles fewer cases involving purely administrative allegations. Instead, our clients tend to be people who are facing a real risk of criminal prosecution. Though what’s happened in the past doesn’t determine what will happen in your case, we have a strong record in these kinds of investigations.
While criminal investigations related to federal employee misconduct may begin at the same time as an internal administrative investigation, they must be handled like any other criminal investigation. That means that if you are questioned, you must be given a warning before any questioning can continue. At that point in time you may be advised that you have the right to remain silent but if you disclose anything, whatever you say can be used against you. If you are a federal employee and you suspect that an internal investigation may lead to a criminal investigation we encourage you to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
The attorneys at KaiserDillon PLLC have the experience you need when facing an investigation as a federal employee in Washington DC. We regularly handle these cases and understand federal investigations relating to employee misconduct. We will use that knowledge and experience to help you make the right decisions about what steps to take next.
We offer no obligation consultations to prospective clients in Washington DC facing federal employee investigations.
Please call us at (202) 640-2850 to discuss your situation. Don’t waste another minute, get the information you need!