Federal Criminal Charges in NJ
Why You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a family member is charged with a federal offense, you need to immediately contact a criminal defense attorney. This contact should be made before appearing in court as there may be many alternatives available before your case becomes part of the federal court system. Federal prosecutors will not charge you until they believe they have completed a thorough investigation. This investigation may include interviewing witnesses and issuing federal grand jury subpoenas for evidence. When the time is right, the government may send FBI agents to knock on your door. Before they charge you, the FBI agents may attempt to speak with you about the charges they are investigating. The FBI may try to convince you to speak to their agents about your case – the case they are investigating.

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What should you do when the FBI knocks on your door?

When a federal investigation reaches the point when agents contact you, you have reached the point of no return. This is the point when you immediately need to contact a certified criminal defense attorney. This is the most important stage in your case for many important reasons. What should you do when federal agents come knocking:

  • Immediately contact an attorney.
    Before you speak to federal investigators, ask for their business card and call an attorney. Give the card to your attorney so he can speak with the agents and the Assistant U.S. Attorney first. Your attorney may find out if you are a witness, a subject, or a target.
  • Anything you say can be used against you.
    If you agree to speak with federal agents without an attorney, any admissions you make can and will be used against you in your federal prosecution.
  • Anything you say that is FALSE can be used against you.
    If you speak to federal agents, and say something that is false, misleading, or untrue, you can be charged with additional federal criminal charges. Do not try to lie, minimize or hide anything from federal investigators.
  • The agents already know the answers to the questions they are asking you. Federal investigators do not come to see you unless they have a good reason. Regardless of the reason, they have done an investigation and want your statement to reinforce their investigation. When the agents speak with you, they are testing you. They want to see if they can trust you and if you are telling the truth. Do not speak to federal agents without first speaking to a federal defense attorney.

Federal Criminal Charge Representation

Howard P. Lesnik, Esq., is a board-certified criminal trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and provides highly-skilled representation at a reasonable price. Mr. Lesnik’s provides highly personalized attention and representation. Mr. Lesnik only accepts federal matters that he has the skill, expertise and time to aggressively defend. Mr. Lesnik prioritizes his client’s needs, objectives and goals to develop a technical legal strategy designed to achieve a successfully result for every client. Mr. Lesnik’s preparation, investigation, research, legal strategy and extensive trial skills ensures the success for his clients.

Aggressive Defense for Federal Criminal Matters. Federal criminal cases currently accepted include:

  • White Collar Crimes
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud
  • Theft Charges and Embezzlement
  • Falsifying Documents
  • Money Laundering
  • Internet Crimes
  • Gun Offenses and Drug Offenses

Contact My Office Immediately

Retaining an experienced federal criminal defense attorney from the beginning of your case can make all the difference. If you are a family member were arrested, investigated or questioned for a federal offense, contact me immediately so that I can review your federal charges from the very beginning. I can review your case and advise you as to all possible defenses to make sure that you are properly represented on your federal criminal charges. Please contact me now by email, by phoning 908.264.7701, or by completing the form to the right to schedule your complimentary 30-minute strategy session.