Anyone charged with a federal crime needs a lawyer experienced in the federal court system. State and federal charges may involve similar crimes, but they are prosecuted in very different court systems with very different procedures.
McKinney Lawyer Representing People Accused of White Collar Crimes
Dallas federal crimes lawyer Sindhu M. Alexander knows how to represent people accused of federal crimes in Texas. She is Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a rare honor reserved for only the most experienced and well-respected lawyers. In her work as a prosecutor and now as a defense lawyer, Sindhu has handled more than 150 trials and thousands of cases, including:
Drug crimes: Possession, trafficking and distribution
White collar crimes: Bank fraud, conspiracy, counterfeiting, embezzlement, money laundering, wire and mail fraud, credit card fraud, forgery, etc.
Computer crimes: Internet fraud, Internet theft, computer hacking, Internet pornography
Consult an Attorney As Soon As Possible
Federal prosecutors tend to wait to indict until they have compiled a tremendous amount of evidence. Typically, people learn that they are under investigation long before they are indicted. The best thing to do in this situation is to get the protection of a lawyer as quickly as possible.
Too often, people fail to contact a lawyer during an investigation and accidentally give federal authorities sensitive information. Later they may be charged, not with the original crime that was being investigated, but with lying to federal authorities, lying to a grand jury, perjury, etc.
Even if the authorities say they have only a few questions, it is often highly advisable to refuse to answer without your attorney present. Do not be intimidated by investigators, and do not worry about appearing guilty. It is much more important to make sure that you do not say anything that can later be used against you and possibly avoid an indictment entirely.