Defending Against Charges Of False Statements In Federal Investigations

When it is believed that a federal crime is being or has been committed by an individual or a group of individuals, investigators are going to ask a lot of questions. They want the people involved to tell the story of what happened.

Problems arise when a person is accused of making a misleading or inaccurate statement to investigators. Under federal law, if a person makes a false statement or claim during an official investigation, that person could potentially be charged with a felony, even if there is no evidence of an underlying criminal act taking place.

What You Need To Know About These Charges

Making false statements or lying to investigators falls under 18 U.S.C. § 1001. False statement charges are often included along with other charges against an individual, such as fraud or embezzlement, or in situations where the government cannot prove the underlying crime, but can prove that the individual was dishonest during the investigation.

While charges of making false statements or lying to investigators may seem like the least of your worries, know that they have the potential to cause lasting problems for you. Violation of the law against making false statements is a felony and in some cases can lead to significant punishment up to and including prison time.

Moreover, false statements charges may well affect your employment. If you are a federal employee, a conviction of a crime may result in the loss of your job or security clearance, in addition to any other criminal penalties connected to the offense.

At McAdoo Gordon & Associates, in Washington, D.C., our attorneys understand what is at stake in your case. We carefully review all federal criminal allegations that you may be facing to build an appropriate defense for you. Our goal is to help you determine a strategy that we can use to help you protect your rights and preserve all available options throughout your case.

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As skilled litigators, we have extensive experience inside and outside of the courtroom fighting federal prosecution. To arrange your consultation, call us at 202-293-0534 or send us an email using our contact form.