What Do I Do If I Am Under Federal Investigation?

While any criminal allegation is serious, federal charges are on an entirely different level. Federal law enforcement agents and prosecutors have the time and money to spend months or even years investigating criminal allegations and developing a case. In addition, prosecutors often have significant leverage, as most federal defendants face the prospect of mandatory minimum sentences. The fact is, if you have any reason to believe that you are under federal investigation, you need to act quickly. The steps you take now could make a world of difference.

The most important decision you will make is in your choice of defense lawyer. For decades, attorney Michael J. Snure has provided exceptional, tenacious representation to clients across Central Florida.

How Will I Know If I Am Under Federal Investigation?

Your knowledge of a white-collar criminal investigation is likely to begin in one of the following ways.

  • You could receive a phone call from a law enforcement agent.
  • You could receive a subpoena compelling you to testify.
  • You could receive a "target letter" identifying you as the target of an investigation
  • You could find out from a friend, acquaintance or co-worker.

In any of these situations, your next step should be to contact a lawyer. Law enforcement agents are trained on how to elicit information that will be helpful to their investigation and damaging to your defense. Michael J. Snure has successfully represented many people under investigation. In many cases, his early intervention has been helpful in showing the government why it should not file charges.

Besides hiring a lawyer, you should also refrain from talking about the matter to others. You should also refrain from destroying documents. Any documents on a computer are likely to be recoverable anyway. Destroying these documents could lead to additional criminal accusations.

Contact Michael J. Snure, P.A., As Soon As Possible

Call 407-469-6200 or email our Winter Park law firm to schedule a consultation.