A common term in almost any criminal investigation conducted by federal prosecutors is the term “proffer.”
The Federal Criminal Justice System
Most individuals charged with federal crimes are new to the federal criminal justice system and have no appreciation for the complexity of the system and the power of the federal government.
When Government Agents Come Knocking
A common scenario in federal criminal investigations is for federal agents to appear at the home of an individual at 6:30 in the morning, late in the evening or on the weekend. No prior warning is given and the agents’ appearance is a complete surprise.
Common Ways in Which Federal Criminal Tax Investigations Begin
When an individual learns that he or she is the subject of an investigation for the alleged violation of the federal statutes relating to tax matters, the common question is what triggered the investigation.