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Possible signs of investigation in Ohio

On Behalf of | Apr 21, 2023 | Criminal Defense

Are you concerned you’re under investigation by the FBI or local officers in Ohio? Whether or not the FBI or local officers are watching you isn’t always easy to determine. Investigators are usually careful not to confirm or announce ongoing investigations. But there are sometimes ways to tell you’re possibly being watched.

Signs of surveillance

If you notice specific individuals or vehicles following you, it could mean you’re under surveillance. Although it’s difficult to detect surveillance by the FBI or local investigators, it’s not impossible. You might notice the same person or car following your every move. But it’s also possible that what’s happening is just a coincidence or some other type of surveillance.

A letter from the FBI

The FBI might send a target letter informing you of the investigation. If you receive this letter, there’s no doubt that you’re under investigation. You might want to start thinking about criminal defense and other legal matters.

The FBI or local officers approach you or acquaintances

Investigators might approach friends, family, customers, business partners or employees and ask questions about you. It’s common for those under investigation to learn about it from people in their social circle. If you get a call or visit from the FBI or law officers wanting to speak with you, there’s likely an investigation involved.

Warrant or subpoena

Receiving a search warrant or subpoena means you’re likely under investigation. Even if you’re not the main subject of the investigation, you’re still involved.

Dealing with investigation

If you’re concerned you’re under investigation, you might need legal counsel. FBI involvement is no laughing matter. An FBI investigation can lead to fines, probation and time in federal prison. Being investigated by local law officers can also result in fines, probation or time in jail.

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