At the outset of a Federal investigation, often during the proceedings of a grand jury, an unindicted suspect may receive a letter informing them that they are the target of an investigation, such as this actual redacted copy from one of our client’s cases (attach a redacted sample). This is usually reserved for white-collar crimes, when the suspect is considered a low flight risk – but it is absolutely a cue that you need to retain the services of a lawyer. Not only is it a cue, but as can be seen from this sample federal target letter it will explicitly advise you to hire an attorney.
There are many decisions to be made in response to a target letter. Some under suspicion of a crime can benefit from cooperating with federal agents, and all must be very careful in how they handle any and all evidence in their possession. If and when an investigation target either sits for a grand jury or meets with federal agents, it is absolutely imperative that an attorney like Tim Bower Rodriguez that focuses on federal criminal law be present.
For more than a decade, Tim Bower Rodriguez has advised clients at every stage of the criminal investigation process. Call him today to ensure you are prepared for what’s coming.
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