If federal agents come to your home with a search warrant, the first thing you’ll likely do is wish you had a tough, experienced criminal defense attorney on speed dial. For many people and families, having federal agents come to your home with a search warrant is likely to be one of the most upsetting and scary events in their lifetime. When federal agents execute a search warrant at/on your home, they will control and restrict your movements within your own home. They may create a mess; your items may get damaged or broken. It is never a pleasant experience to have someone else come into your home and tell you what to do while they riffle through your belongings.
So, what should you do if federal agents come to your home with a search warrant? First, you’ll want to collect any information that you can, and as much information as you can. Generally, the federal agents who search your home will give you their contact information, which will likely provide you at least some context around the reason for the search. For example, if it’s federal IRS agents, the case they are investigating likely involves taxes in some way. Additionally, although we do not advise calling with and speaking with the investigating federal agents on your own, once you retain a federal criminal defense attorney like the lawyers at the Premier Federal Criminal Defenders, your attorney will be able to get in touch with the case prosecutor through the agents who searched your home and will be able to gain important information about your case.
Next, you’ll definitely want to hire a lawyer – and not just any lawyer. Federal criminal charges are extremely serious and navigating the federal criminal justice system by yourself, or with a lawyer who is not experienced working within the federal court systems and federal court rules, is not something you should attempt to take on. Experienced federal criminal defense lawyers like attorney David Elden, can speak with the case prosecutor to find out what charges you are facing and what plea deals the federal government may be willing to entertain. We’ll be able to quickly and effectively vet any deal offer to see if it really is in your best interest – and we’re not interested in having you take a plea deal if it isn’t something you support and something that’s in your absolute best interest. We are experienced litigators, we are not afraid to take on the federal government and fight for our client’s rights.
If federal agents have come to your home with a search warrant, it’s extremely important that you are proactive and contact an experienced federal criminal law firm immediately. With over 35 years of criminal defense experience, the Premier Federal Criminal Defenders is your local, knowledgeable and trusted defense firm. Call us today to set up a free initial consultation.