1001 Violations – False Statements

Columbia, SC 18 USC 1001 False Statement  Criminal Defense Attorneys

False Statements, also known as a 1001 violation, are the most common crime that we handle in the SC Federal Court. If you have been charged with making a false statement to a Federal agent, it is extremely important that you obtain an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows what the Government must establish in order to secure a conviction and who will fight to have your charges reduced or even dismissed.

Contact a SC Criminal Defense Lawyer Before Agreeing to Speak with an FBI Agent

If you are contacted by a Federal Agent, a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer at the Strom Law Firm, LLC can help you determine when and whether it is appropriate to agree to speak with them. Even if there is not enough evidence to support your arrest, any misrepresentation to an agent, no matter now insignificant, can result in an arrest for a 1001 violation.

An arrest for making a false statement can arise from an informal conversation with a Federal agent or officer even if:

  • you were not under oath,
  • you were not advised that any statement made may result in criminal prosecution,
  • you lied or misspoke about something inconsequential to the agent or government, or
  • you only consider the statement a small white lie.

Even if you are not personally under investigation when you talk with a Federal agent, any false statement you make in the course of the discussion can result in an arrest or indictment for making a false and material misrepresentation to a federal law enforcement officer.

How to Avoid a 1001 Violation

If you are contacted by a federal law enforcement officer, even if you do not have any reason to fear that you are personally under investigation, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that your rights are protected.

Don’t jeopardize your freedom by talking to a federal agent without first speaking with one of our criminal defense attorneys. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.

Contact the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case as well as whether we may be able to help you avoid jail time. We offer flexible payment options and accept Visa and Mastercard.

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