Being under investigation for any crime can be frightening. However, the stakes are higher if you are the focus of a federal investigation or have been charged with a federal offense. Federal investigators and prosecutors have vast resources to use in their case against you, and convictions carry harsher penalties due to the strict sentencing guidelines.

If you are being investigated or have been charged with a federal crime, we cannot emphasize enough how crucial it is to obtain skilled and aggressive legal representation from a reputable Ontario federal criminal lawyer. Our legal team at the Law Offices of Scott Henry has what it takes to fight effectively against serious federal charges. We have the knowledge, trial experience, and resources needed to defend your rights. Contact our offices today for a free case review with one of our leading defense attorneys.

Federal Crimes in California

Federal cases are typically lengthy and more complex. In these cases, experienced and aggressive defense counsel is necessary to obtain a favorable outcome. Our seasoned criminal attorneys in Ontario skillfully fight on behalf of our clients facing serious federal charges, such as:

  • Internet crimes
  • Bank robbery
  • Drug trafficking
  • Human trafficking
  • Fraud crimes
  • Child pornography
  • Terrorism
  • Tax evasion 

Being Under Federal Investigation

The first step of the federal criminal justice process is an investigation. An investigation is typically triggered by the filing of a crime report or data gathered by a federal intelligence agency. During this stage, law enforcement agents investigate potential violations of federal law. They may obtain evidence by wiretaps, physical surveillance, monitoring a suspect’s online activity, reviewing financial documents, and executing search warrants. During the course of an investigation, agents and prosecutors work together with the end goal of bringing a indictment and securing a conviction. Lengthy federal investigations can take years. In some situations, the suspect may not be aware they are being investigated. Most individuals only become aware of an investigation when one or more of the following occur:

  • You receive a letter that notifies you that you are the focus of a federal investigation.
  • Federal agents show up at your home or business and try to question you.
  • An agent contacts you and asks for a meeting.
  • Federal agents show up at your home or place of business with a search warrant.
  • Colleagues or friends tell you they have been interviewed in connection with activities you were involved in.

A lawyer in Ontario could help you if you are the subject of a federal criminal investigation.

Defending Clients Against Federal Charges

At the Law Offices of Scott Henry, we approach every case with the key objective of getting our client the best outcome possible. Depending on the specifics of the alleged crime, certain defenses may be appropriate, including:

  • Self-defense
  • Lack of intent
  • Entrapment
  • Duress
  • Insufficient evidence
  • False accusation
  • Mistaken identity

 Contact an Ontario Federal Criminal Attorney

If you believe you are being investigated by a federal agency, you must act quickly and secure capable legal representation. Our reputable team of Ontario federal criminal lawyers is ready to be there every step of the way to protect your best interests and future. We could work closely with you to build an effective defense strategy and keep you involved in the process, so you know the status of your case at all times. Contact the Law Offices of Scott Henry today to arrange your free, no-obligation case review.

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