Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Michigan

Q: If you're in trouble federally would the fbi send you a letter in regular mail saying you are target of an investigation

And the letter say to come to their office 2 plus hours away and bring a lawyer with in the next 2 years or they may issue a warrant?

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: 2 years? It's entirely plausible for the FBI or any of the other "3-letter organizations" to reach out to you and let you know you are a target of investigation to secure your cooperation. There are also a lot of scams out there.

Do you have reason to believe you would be the target of an investigation? Best thing potentially dealing with the federal government like this is to do exactly what that letter says: get an attorney who handles federal cases, and follow what he or she says exactly. You do not want to be indicted if at all possible.

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