Miami False Statements Attorney
Most people don’t realize that giving false information to federal law enforcement agents can be a felony. If you are visited by federal law enforcement agents, it is important to understand that anything you tell them can be used against you. The agents are not required to give you Miranda warnings unless you are in custody.
Typically, two agents will visit you – it is very rare for a single agent to conduct an interview. The reason is simple: after meeting with you, the agents will file a report summarizing what you have told them. It will be signed by both agents. So, if a dispute arises regarding what was said by you, it will always be two agents’ word against yours. So, intelligent people recognize that it is rarely in their best interest to talk with law enforcement agents unless they have first consulted with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney.
There are many protections that an individual can benefit from, if properly invoked. An experienced Miami criminal defense and false statements attorney is your absolute best protection, even if you believe you have done nothing wrong. Innocent misstatements made by you to federal agents can be the basis for criminal charges against you.
Only a small percentage of criminal defense attorneys handle cases in federal court. The overwhelming majority of criminal defense attorneys represent persons charged with crimes in state courts. I am a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court and numerous Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and United States District Courts. I have represented people and corporations charged with federal crimes for 40 years. I am a Board Certified criminal trial attorney, and I have handled federal criminal cases throughout the United States, both in trial courts and in appeals courts, including before the United States Supreme Court. The selection of an attorney is a critically important decision if you are facing federal criminal charges. I can help you. Call my office for an appointment.