4 Signs The Feds Are Investigating You

The federal government has extensive resources to throw at any investigation. When they come for you, they’re not worried.

They may even tell you outright, via a Target Letter, that they think you’re a criminal.

There are other signs as well, though, and you’ll want to be aware of them. As soon as you spot any of these signs, it’s a good idea to retain a federal criminal defense attorney like one of the lawyers from our office and to keep that person on speed dial.

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#1) Agents Show Up At Your Home Or Business

They may show up with or without a warrant, but visiting your home is never casual. You should be suspicious even if agents make it sound like they’re just looking to you as a witness who might be able to help them out.

#2) You Receive A Subpoena

You’ll hope that you’re just being called as a witness. You’ll try to convince yourself of that fact.

In reality, if you get a subpoena, you should worry about the prospect of facing criminal charges, even if you haven’t done anything wrong. It’s remarkably easy for the feds to charge someone with conspiracy.

Plus, you should know your rights before you testify and have a lawyer to prepare you before you testify.

#3) There Are Problems With Your Bank Account

A frozen bank account or declined credit cards can be a sure sign that you’re under federal investigation. An asset freeze is extremely serious; you should call a lawyer immediately.

You may also see sudden, unexplained charges.

#4) Operational Facts Requests

This sign usually only applies to government contractors.

Contracting Officers who start taking an unusual interest in your business, asking lots of questions about the operational facts of your facility, may be fishing for evidence to use against you. You should also worry if you see more challenges to your invoices or cure notices regarding your equipment or materials.

You should also look out for anyone who is asking unusual questions. Someone in your life might have been recruited as a Confidential Informant.

Worried? Call Us

We’re experienced federal defense attorneys with a track record of bringing cases to a successful conclusion. If you’re under investigation, you need someone on your side, who can sort through what’s going on, advocate for you, and protect your rights.

Contact our offices to get help today.

See also:

What Should You Do If Federal Agents Raid Your Home or Business? 

How Immunity Works in a Federal Criminal Case 

What is a Target Letter? 

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Jeffery Greco

Jeffery Greco is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI. Jeffery Greco, who practices law in New York, New York, was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 - 2023. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. Prior to becoming an attorney, he studied at South Texas College of Law Houston. He graduated in 2004. After passing the bar exam, he was admitted to legal practice in 2005.

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