Undergoing a federal government investigation in South Florida can be frustrating. The government may make you feel unsafe by contacting you or paying you a surprise visit. Our federal criminal attorneys know that it can be difficult to feel relaxed when you know you are constantly being watched and monitored. In fact, Federal Government Investigations can last for up to 5 years.
What is a Federal Government Investigation?
A federal government investigation is when the government monitors one closely in attempts of uncovering illegal activity they believe the individual is involved in. The government may ask the individual being watched for documents or show up unexpectedly to visit the person.
Federal government investigation agencies include the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Secret Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and more.
Anybody can be subject to a federal government investigation, including government employees.
According to 28 U.S. Code § 535:
The Attorney General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation may investigate any violation of Federal criminal law involving Government officers and employees … without limiting the authority to investigate any matter which is conferred on them or on a department or agency of the Government.
CONSEQUENCES OF BEING UNDER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION
Being under Federal Government Investigation can have harsh consequences that negatively alter the rest of your life.
If the government investigators decide to charge you with federal criminal charges after an investigation, they could bring you to court and pile up heavy allegations against you. Without experienced federal defense attorneys to fight for you, the punishments for being found guilty of a federal crime can be elevated and excessive.
Why am I under federal investigation in South Florida?
- You may be under federal government investigation if someone filled out a crime report against you or if a defendant in a criminal case outed you as someone committing a federal crime.
- You may be under federal government investigation if the government is trying to determine whether they can collect direct evidence against you for a case. If they find direct evidence that links you as a potential culprit to a crime, they may bring you to court. If they only find circumstantial evidence, you may be let off without going to court.
- You should never speak to a law official or give out information without consulting your attorney. You do not want to accidentally incriminate yourself or give the state or federal government any leverage in the case they may be building against you.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION ATTORNEY
The good news is that you found us.
If you are facing a Federal Government Investigation, we can help. Our attorneys will provide the best defense possible while you are being investigated by the Federal Government. If you hire a federal attorney during the investigation phase, it’s possible that they can work to mitigate your charges or even get the case dropped before you’re ever officially charged with a federal crime.
Federal Government Investigations Defense Strategies
There are many different types of defense strategies a skilled South Florida federal attorney can employ to help defend your rights when you’re under investigation.
Two examples of defense strategies could include:
- Lack of justification or proper probable cause: If officers conducted any forceful investigations, such as searching your home, without proper probable cause or justification we may be able to argue that they had no solid basis of conducting the investigation. If the officers found any incriminating evidence, the evidence may be thrown out if the reasoning for the investigation cannot be justified.
- Victim of misconduct: If a law enforcement officer behaved viciously with you, we can argue that the officer behaved unlawfully and was not conducting the investigation with just reason and authority.
- According to Statute 42 U.S.C. § 14141:
- It shall be unlawful for any governmental authority, or any agent thereof, or any person acting on behalf of a governmental authority, to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct by law enforcement officers or by officials or employees of any governmental agency with responsibility for the administration of juvenile justice or the incarceration of juveniles that deprives persons of rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
- Misconduct includes a false arrest, sexual assault, discriminatory behavior, and excessive force.
Free Federal Government Investigations Defense Consultation in South Florida
We take on any type of Federal Government Investigations case. Our attorneys are well-trained and know exactly how to protect your rights and fight your case to ensure your case for Federal Government Investigations in Fort Lauderdale has the best possible outcome that affects the rest of your life the least.
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