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Todd Spodek, is a second generation criminal defense attorney. He has experience handling tough, and hard to win, legal situations. His experiences range from handling federal crimes, to misdemeanors, divorce cases, immigration cases, and many other major issues. His comprehensive experience is why clients nationwide can trust him to have a comprehensive legal strategy that covers all the bases. His goal is to make sure you’re covered from every angle.
If you’re a suspect, or person of interest, in a federal crime, we can help
If you’re under investigation, or have already been charged with a crime, then your future and freedom could be at risk.
Authorities such as the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, and Homeland Security, could be involved in the investigation against you. The agencies have extremely vast resources, compared to local law enforcement.
The federal government has the ability to intercept phone calls, involve in spying and collecting video evidence, and use other tools.
Punishments for federal offenses and crimes can be harsh. There are mandatory minimum sentences which absolutely cannot be negotiated, and there is no probation.
Federal level offenses are very complex, and serious. It takes months or years to prepare a case. Federal agents are extremely thorough, and aggressive, when building evidence for your case. If there’s suspicion you’re involved in a federal offense, it’s likely agents have been gathering evidence about it for a long time already and have built a case against you. If the case against you results in charges, it means the US Attorney’s office has already found incriminating evidence against you. It’s crucial you don’t want to seek legal representation when preparing your defense. Only an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer can build an aggressive enough defense.
How do federal criminal charges differ from state offenses?
Many federal crimes involve illegal activity or cross state lines, or involve the internet, or involve federal agencies can result in harsh penalties. Examples of federal crimes are:
There are differences in the ways that investigations of federal crimes is handled. The US Attorney’s Office, and DOJ, are responsible for prosecuting and litigating federal cases. They follow federal rules of criminal procedures. Federal judges have to follow sentencing guidelines, and mandatory minimum sentences. They don’t get to use any of their discretion. The right federal lawyer will work with you, every step of the way, and keep you informed.
What to expect during a federal arrest and the court
Criminal cases handled by federal courts follow a different process than those handled by state courts. If the investigation by federal authorities results in enough evidence to make an arrest, the individual who is charged will be brought into custody, and then interviewed. The accused then appears in court for an arraignment in front of a federal judge. The judge then decides whether or not to grant the defendant bail, and is responsible for setting conditions of the release. The result of the arraignment depends on the details of the crime and case. The judge will look at information gathered during the pretrial interview, the nature of the crime, the defendant’s criminal history, and other relevant information.
Getting a visit from federal agents can be an intimidating and unnerving experience. Even if you haven’t done anything wrong, having the FBI or other federal law enforcement show up at your home or business can make you feel like you’re in trouble. However, there are things you can do to protect your rights and handle the situation properly.
The first thing to do is remain calm. Take a few deep breaths. Don’t get angry or upset with the agents. Yelling or becoming aggressive will only escalate the situation. Be polite and professional.
When federal agents arrive, you should ask them to identify themselves. Ask to see their credentials, including their name, agency, and badge number. Take notes so you have a record of this information. You have a right to know who is at your door and why they want to talk to you.
If the agents want to enter or search your home or business, ask to see a search warrant. The warrant should be signed by a judge and specify what the agents are authorized to search for and where they can search.Take your time to read over the warrant carefully. Make sure it is valid – check the date and address. If anything seems off, point it out to the agents.If they don’t have a warrant, you do not have to let them inside or consent to a search. Simply say “I do not consent to any searches.”Search warrant
If it is legal in your state, start recording audio or video when federal agents arrive. This creates an objective record of what was said and done. Let them know you are recording.
Tell the agents you want to speak to an attorney before answering any questions or consenting to a search. Call a criminal defense lawyer right away. Avoid talking about anything substantive until your lawyer arrives.Having an attorney present protects your legal rights. Your lawyer can examine any warrants, negotiate with agents, and stop questioning if needed.
Politely decline to answer the agents’ questions until your attorney arrives. You have a Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate yourself. Anything you say can potentially be used against you later.Simply tell agents you wish to remain silent until you have legal counsel present. Don’t argue, resist, or engage in small talk – that could be seen as consenting.
Don’t make any sudden movements or attempt to hide anything when federal agents arrive. That could be seen as suspicious behavior or destruction of evidence.Let your lawyer handle asserting your rights. Just remain calm and courteous.
If agents leave to get a warrant after being denied entry, lock your doors and secure your home or business. This prevents them from entering while you are waiting for your attorney to arrive.
If agents present a valid search warrant signed by a judge, you have to let them enter and search the specified areas. Interfering with their search or destroying evidence could lead to criminal charges.However, continue to assert your rights. Remain silent, record what happens, and don’t sign any documents without your lawyer present.
Request copies of the warrant, inventory of any items seized, and any other documents from the search. This creates a record you can review with your attorney later.
Write down as much as you can recall about what the agents said and did during their visit. Note their names, agencies, the time they arrived, what they looked at or took, and any questions they asked.
After the agents leave, immediately contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss the incident. Your lawyer can advise you on next steps, including filing motions if your rights were violated.
Avoid posting about the visit on social media or talking to the press. Anything you say publicly could be used against you. Wait to discuss the incident until you have guidance from your attorney.Dealing with a visit from federal agents can be unsettling, but knowing your rights is empowering. Remaining calm, seeking legal counsel, and not consenting to questioning or searches helps ensure the interaction goes smoothly while protecting your legal interests. With the proper response, you can get through the experience intact.
Protecting Your Future
Being falsely accused of a crime can have devastating consequences on your future. While some defendants may opt for a pro bono public defender, it’s crucial to understand that they work for the court and may prioritize their relationships with the prosecutor and judge over your best interests. Hiring a private attorney like Todd Spodek ensures that you have someone truly dedicated to fighting for your rights.
Evidence Evaluation and Defense Strategy
One of the most critical aspects of a criminal case is the evidence. Our federal attorneys will meticulously examine the evidence, ensuring it was collected legally and ethically. By challenging tainted or improperly obtained evidence, we weaken the prosecution’s case and increase your chances of a favorable outcome.
Federal investigations and charges carry unique challenges and require specialized legal representation. Our team of experienced federal attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of federal cases, including:
Recognizing Federal Charges and Investigations
If you are the target of a federal investigation, it’s vital to take immediate action. You may receive a target letter, have federal agents question you or your loved ones, or experience a search of your home or office. It’s essential to understand that an investigation doesn’t necessarily mean you have been charged with a crime, but it’s a clear indication that you need to contact an experienced federal criminal attorney right away.
Finding Out If You Have Been Charged
It’s crucial to know as soon as possible if you have been charged with a federal crime. In some instances, you may be arrested or receive a letter notifying you of the charges. In other cases, it may be less clear – you may be questioned or have your home searched. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s essential to act quickly and get in touch with a knowledgeable defense attorney who can help you understand the charges you might be facing and develop a strategy to fight back.
What to Do If You Are Charged With a Federal Crime
The first step when facing federal charges or an investigation is to contact a licensed and experienced defense attorney. Having a skilled legal advocate on your side ensures that you are protected throughout the investigation process, informed of potential charges, and advised on how to fight back.
With the Spodek Law Group, you don’t have to wait to begin defending your freedom. Our team is always ready to walk you through the steps to take following federal charges. When federal agents and the attorney’s office are involved, it’s even more crucial to have an experienced attorney on your side.
Federal Target Letters and Charges
At a certain point, you may receive a letter stating that you’re the target of a federal investigation. The target letter may ask you to meet with investigators or a member of the attorney’s office. Never respond to a target letter without first securing a lawyer who can guide you through what to say and do to help your case.
Our Approach to Federal Investigations
At Todd Spodek Law Firm, we understand the importance of competent legal representation in complex federal cases. Our licensed federal defense attorneys have extensive experience handling federal investigations and charges, and are knowledgeable about strategies that work in cases involving fraud, drug crime, conspiracy, white-collar offenses, and more. We can walk you through the stages of your case, provide available options, and even lead you to achieving your desired result. With so much potentially on the line, don’t wait any longer. Connect with our team today to learn more about federal investigation defense and get started.
Being charged with a federal crime can be a daunting experience, but it can be even more overwhelming if you’re unclear about whether you’ve been charged. As a citizen, you have every right to a fair trial and investigation. Here’s how to know if you’ve been charged with a federal crime.
If law enforcement arrives, places you in handcuffs, and reads you your rights, there’s not much ambiguity. You’ve likely been federally charged, and if you’re still unsure, see if your arresting officers are federally-based, such as FBI.
Charged Without Arrest
You don’t have to be put in handcuffs to be charged with a federal crime. You might receive a notice in the mail summoning you to federal court and detailing the charges. Make sure to read this to verify that these are indeed federal charges. As long as you’re keeping up with your mail, you should have enough time to make the necessary provisions to appear in court on their requested date.
Investigation Without Arrest
Just because federal officers don’t have a warrant to arrest you doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. You might be greeted one day by FBI agents possessing a search warrant who look around your home. This means a judge has determined there’s enough of a possibility of incriminating evidence to allow for a search of your home. You need to understand your rights and ask for physical evidence of a warrant. You also should remember to adhere to your right to remain silent, even if you haven’t been placed under arrest.
What To Say
If you learn or suspect that you’re under investigation for a federal crime, there might be an impulse to try to cover your tracks and insist upon your innocence, either at the time of a raid or when under questioning. This can greatly sabotage your case, as answering questions could leave you open to being caught in contradictions that could cast doubts over your innocence. You also shouldn’t be discussing your case with anyone but your attorney. The matters of your case should be considered confidential.
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