Federal Target Letter Attorney

Federal Crimes Attorney in Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN Federal criminal defense attorney Andy Birrell explains what a federal target letter is.

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a federal target letter is a means by
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which the
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federal government informs the citizen
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that they are
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intending to charge them with a crime
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it’s usually a letter
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from an assistant united states attorney
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to a person telling them that they are
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the target of a grand jury investigation
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a target
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under the u.s attorney’s manual is a
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person
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whom the federal prosecutor has
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substantial evidence of
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guilt as to a particular federal crime
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and intends to indict
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charged with a federal crime and so this
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is one way that the
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federal prosecutors let people know
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that this is their status and the reason
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they send them a letter generally is to
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try to
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begin a discussion with them the
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anticipation
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generally is that they will reach out to
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a lawyer
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who will then call the federal
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prosecutor and begin a discussion
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what a person should do if they get a
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target letter
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is that they should consult with an
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experienced and knowledgeable
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federal criminal defense lawyer and they
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should not talk to absolutely anyone
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until they do that
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you

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