In the United States, federal agencies have the power to investigate an individual or group of people when they believe that suspicious activity is occurring. When a federal agency begins to investigate you or someone you know, calling a seasoned Los Angeles federal crime attorney should be the first thing on your mind. Without a defense lawyer, you will most likely be charged with some type of federal offense – one of the worst kinds out there. Being charged with a federal crime is life-changing; it will cause you to lose your job and possibly even prevent you from gaining new employment in the future.
It is very important to come to a defense law firm as soon as you have been notified of an ongoing investigation. In some cases, the defendant will be unaware that a federal agency, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is keeping close tabs on them until it is too late. A federal agency may step over their boundaries in their attempt to find incriminating evidence, and you should not be victimized if this happens. With an attorney by your side, however, you can prevent this from occurring.
As with many cases involving federal investigations, the defendant was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time or has been falsely accused of an offense. From here, we, as your lawyer, will find it to be our duty to find the missing puzzle piece and stitch your life back together. We will work day in and day out to ensure that you do not face punishment for a crime you did not commit. Whether you are being investigated for forgery, insurance fraud, public corruption, conspiracy, bribery, mortgage fraud or any other federal offense, do not wait another moment to call our office!
Contact a Los Angeles federal defense attorney from Okabe & Haushalter to learn your rights and how we can help protect you during a federal investigation.