Most do not go about their life thinking that they may be under watch and investigation by law enforcement. However, it can happen. If you or someone you know is involved in white collar criminal activity, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) may be collecting evidence on you.
Investigations like this are never launched without much thought. By the time you even remotely suspect that you may be the subject of an investigation, law enforcement may have already obtained a great deal of evidence and has already looked into other potential suspects. So what are some signs that you are being looked into?
A coworker tells you that they have been interviewed and that your name was brought up.
Law enforcement has reached out to you telling you they have a couple of questions surrounding your knowledge of the illegal activity.
Law enforcement shows up at your home or job with a search warrant.
You receive a grand jury subpoena.
So what do you do now?
The number one thing to do is to contact a lawyer immediately. Remember that even what may seem like a harmless comment or statement may be used against you, no matter how “friendly” the officers may seem. Before you speak to an officer or answer any questions, reach out to an experienced attorney like Michael B. Cohen to make sure you and your freedom are protected.