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Get An Attorney Before Speaking With Federal Agents

It’s frightening to have federal agents knock at your door. However, in these high-pressure situations, it’s vital to remain calm and not talk to them until you contact an attorney. Many people think talking to federal agents will help prove their innocence. Sadly, this is not often the case. In fact, they may be using your words to build a case against you.

Attorney Dan C. Guthrie Jr. of Law Offices of Dan C. Guthrie, Jr., can help facilitate conversations between you and federal agents. Whether those agents are from the FBI, CIA, DEA, IRS, ATF, EPA or other federal agencies, he can help you say the right things to avoid incriminating yourself and fight any crimes they try to charge you with.

You Have The Right To Remain Silent

When government agents are on your doorstep, you may feel obligated to tell them anything and everything. However, much like interacting with police, you have constitutional rights that protect you from self-incrimination. In these cases, you still have the right to:

  • Remain silent
  • Have an attorney present during questioning

Federal agents may try to ask you about interactions or events that happened years ago without giving you time to pull up physical evidence. Even if you believe you’re innocent, federal agents may try to use any information you give them to tie you to a large crime or other illegal activities.

You can tell them you can’t talk but would be more than happy to when you have an attorney present.

Don’t Wait – Call Law Offices of Dan C. Guthrie, Jr., ASAP.

Dealing with federal agents can be precarious and saying the wrong things, or anything at all, can hurt your case. Those working for the federal government are not out to prove you innocent. They’re trying to get every bit of information they can to solve a crime, even if criminal intentions aren’t present.

Mr. Guthrie has the skills, patience and knowledge necessary to help you navigate interactions with federal agents. With over 30 years of experience under his belt, he can adapt his approach to match your needs and circumstances. Reach out to him immediately by calling 214-730-4845 or visiting the firm’s contact page.