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June 29, 2020

After a Federal Search Warrant: The First Thing You Should Do

At Spodek Law Group, we understand the process and will work together with you to protect you throughout your case. We know that dealing with federal agents with a search warrant can be a traumatic and stressful experience. Watching these agents sort through your possessions feels like a complete invasion of your privacy, leaving you and your family feeling confused, helpless, and often scared. Call us as soon as you suspect that you are being investigated so you can be one step ahead in defending yourself against wrongful accusations. The sooner you connect with an experienced federal defense attorney, the higher your chances are of being successful in your federal criminal case.

What Happens after a Search is Executed by Federal Agents?

When federal agents come to your property and perform a search, this gives a hint that you are the target of an investigation. This scenario means the government has successfully presented evidence of a crime to the court and was able to prove that they have substantial reason to obtain a warrant and search your home or office. Should the government look for evidences that would convict someone else, they would most likely use a subpoena instead of a warrant. Learn more about the options available for your case, particularly if your personal space has been searched by contacting Spodek Law Group. Our skilled attorneys will review every detail thoroughly and develop a winning defense strategy to help prove your innocence or achieve the best outcome possible. 

What Happens to personal Property Seized During a Search?

During a search, federal agents may seize some of your possessions if pre-arranged with a judge. Make a list of anything the agents take with them as this will be helpful to your attorney during the process. The seized properties may not be given back to you until the criminal case is concluded. If the federal agents took a computer, smartphone, or hard drive, they may copy your files and only return your device whenever possible. Let your attorney speak and negotiate with them to return your belongings, although chances for this are less and may not be possible in all situations. Contact Spodek Law Group for more information about your legal rights and property seizure. 

Our Approach to Speaking with Federal Agents

It is important to contact an attorney immediately when federal agents come to your place with a warrant, conduct a search, and ask questions. Dealing and speaking with these agents may affect your chances of receiving a fair result in your case. Hence, have a presence of mind and remember everything you said during the interview as this will give your attorney an idea on what you’re up against. List down the details of your discussion, including information about the search, such as how many federal agents came to your house, how long they were there, what they took, and any other facts you can recall. This information will be instrumental to your lawyer as they carefully craft your defense.

If you haven’t dealt nor spoken with federal agents during the search, reach out to a defense attorney before you talk to them. Your attorney will carefully explain your legal rights as well as the available options. No matter what, we recommend using your Fifth Amendment right to remain silent, until you have a lawyer present. Contact Spodek Law Group for any questions you have regarding your case. We are available 24/7 and provide free initial case consultations.

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What to Do First if Federal Agents Come to Your Home with a Search Warrant

When federal agents come to your home, or potentially workplace, with a search warrant, this gives you a hint that you are under federal investigation. If federal agents have a search warrant, they are legally allowed to search the premises described in the warrant. However, if federal agents show up without a warrant, you are not at all obligated to let them in, and should not allow them search anything before you contact a lawyer.

Although facing federal agents who already have a warrant can be daunting, it is important to remain calm, and get in touch with a knowledgeable lawyer as quickly as possible. If you are searched, you need a federal defense attorney on your side immediately as you must know what to say and do both throughout the investigation and after to protect your freedom. Our skilled lawyers will help you utilize your rights to your advantage and know what it takes to protect against the investigative tactics used by federal agents.

As one of the leading legal firms, we are dedicated to defending the accused. We have established both a respected state law practice and recognized federal defense team, and are always ready to handle your case no matter what charges you are facing. We have represented clients statewide in misdemeanor and felony cases, and one of our licensed federal lawyers will work with you to help you achieve exceptional results if your criminal case will be heard in federal court. If you are facing a search warrant investigation, or if you have any other reason to suspect you may be under investigation in a criminal case, reach out to our defense team instantly. Don’t wait any longer; we are ready to begin defending you right now.

First Steps to Take if Federal Agents Come to Your Home with a Warrant

There are only two steps you need to remember if you are facing a federal investigation. First, contact a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible. It helps to remember that you have the right to an attorney and need to utilize that right. This is to ensure everything you say and do afterwards is part of your defense strategy, which aims to protect your best interests.

Second, you need to use your right to remain silent. Unless you are requesting a lawyer, do not say a word to federal agents. The only word in your vocabulary should be “lawyer” until you have an actual lawyer present. Even if you are confident that you have nothing to hide, do not risk giving federal agents some information that they may potentially use against you. With a defense lawyer on your side, you are protected from false allegations and the possibility of wrongful conviction.

If you work with an experienced lawyer and remain calm, silent, and collected throughout the investigation process, you will set yourself up to have the best opportunity towards being successful in your criminal case, enabling you to avoid charges altogether. Our licensed defense lawyers know that you need representation as soon as federal agents show up at your door, this is why we are just a call or message away.

Federal Agencies Involved in Criminal Investigations

There are a number of different agencies that could show up with a warrant and search your property. The dea (Drug Enforcement Administration) is involved in drug crime cases, while in many other cases, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) handles the initial stages of a case. U.S. Customs and Border Protection could also be involved, or an agency like the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives).

Our legal team knows how to handle federal agents and is fully prepared to start working with you or your loved one. Reach out to us and learn more on how you can fight back against federal agents’ investigative tactics.

Defending Clients Facing Federal Search Warrants

The criminal case is likely starting to be established against the person when they are up against a search warrant. When this happens, it is important to act fast. Our seasoned defense lawyers will put in the time and hard work needed to guarantee you are protected throughout a federal investigation. Moreover, we know what it takes to win even in complex federal criminal cases.

To have a better understanding of what you need to do to defend your freedom, speak with a member of our legal team and let us analyze your criminal case. We provide free initial case analysis and ensure that you know what you need to do to protect yourself even after agents have obtained a warrant.

What to Do First If a Loved One Is Arrested by Federal Agents

Seeking legal help is the first step you must take if a family member or a friend has been arrested by federal agents. Although this moment may make you feel hopeless or fearful, it is important to have presence of mind—contact a lawyer right away. Remember, this traumatic experience is only the beginning of your fight for justice. Our legal defense team is willing to step in and work to clear the name of your loved one and get them out of jail. We will develop a winning defense strategy and put you one step closer to protecting the future of the one you love. To help you sort through the initial stages of your loved one’s federal criminal case, get in touch with our team today.

What Happens after Someone You Love is Arrested

Your loved one will appear before the judge for an initial hearing after they have been detained by federal agents. During the hearing, your loved one will learn what charges they are facing and some of the particular rights they have. Depending on the specific details of the federal case, your loved one may be held in jail until trial, or they may be released under certain conditions. One of our skilled defense lawyers can fight for a release, giving you time to comfort your loved one during this hectic time.

What to Do after a Loved One is Arrested

Securing the services of a quality defense lawyer immediately following an arrest is the first thing you should do after your loved one has been arrested. It is crucial to find a lawyer who cares about your loved one’s future and who is equipped to defend them in their federal criminal case. This makes a huge difference between freedom and a guilty verdict. Our legal defense team has extensive experience defending the wrongfully accused and is ready to step in to aggressively fight for your loved one throughout the stages of their criminal case.

Finding out the time and location of your loved one’s initial hearing should be the next thing to do. This is to ensure you can be there to support them. If the federal agents gave you any information, you should research the name of the court online and find out everything you need to know. You can also call the courthouse to see if they have details on the time and date of your loved one’s hearing.

After you have secured a seasoned defense lawyer and found out where the hearing is, you should go to the hearing and check in with the office beforehand. They may have questions about your loved one that could have huge impact towards the case. Once the hearing is over, hopefully you will get to leave the courtroom together with your loved one. If not, make sure to find out where your loved one is being held and inquire about visiting hours. Your defense lawyer will help you work through the process and start preparing a winning defense strategy for trial.

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Our legal team knows what it takes to win in federal criminal cases and will do everything possible to make certain your loved one receives the best available outcome. We understand that you may be scared and confused. We guarantee that we will carefully explain every step of the process to help alleviate any unnecessary worry. When you enlist the legal services of our defense firm, you can rest assured that your loved one’s future is in good hands. As one of the most recognized legal defense firms, we are dedicated to fearlessly defending our clients’ legal rights in and out of court, and have the necessary training and experience to yield impressive results.

Call our toll free number to speak with a member of our team who will provide you with a free initial case consultation, or you may send us a message online to schedule your best time for case analysis. Let our renowned defense firm fight on behalf of your loved one. Get in touch with us today and learn more about what our legal team can do for your loved one.

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