Federal agents want to talk to me. What should I do?

We do not discourage witnesses from speaking to law enforcement officers or agents. However, everyone in the United States has a constitutional right to refuse to speak to a law enforcement officer. (Although, in some circumstances, a person can be required to identify themselves to a law enforcement officer). If you think that you are the subject of an investigation, it would be wise to first contact an attorney before speaking to law enforcement – the attorney can arrange an interview if it is appropriate. It is usually wise to have an attorney present for all interviews with federal agents, if there is any chance that you will be the subject of an investigation. Call our office and ask for the duty attorney.