Without a professional to advise you, you may run the risk of inadvertently incriminating yourself. In every instance, whether you are responsible for criminal activity or not, lying to a federal agent will land you in prison. You need a federal lawyer as an intermediary to assess the situation and discover why you are being contacted by federal agents. Your federal lawyer will also be able to ask the right questions of the federal agents, and provide the right answers from you without lying and by guiding you to avoid any snares in the agent’s investigation process.
In some instances, your federal attorney may be able to work out a deal with federal prosecutors where you will be eligible for special consideration if you assist in their investigation, or your attorney may also be able to obtain a letter of declination, where your receive a formal declination from the US attorney meaning that they will not prosecute you for that particular offense.
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John L. Calcagni III is a former federal prosecutor. As a criminal defense lawyer, he offers his clients the many years of experience he has from handling cases in federal court both for the government and many defendants. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime in federal court, you want a lawyer with his knowledge and experience in your corner.