REPOST FROM WRONG CATEGORY- Yesterday morning, I heard a loud knock on our front door and heard our housekeeper talking with a man. I went over and was greeted by two men in plain clothes who asked for my son by his first name. I told them he's at school, and asked who they are and said from the FBI Los Angeles Field Office and they took out something like a flip wallet that had their badge or whatever. They didn't leave a card, or ask me when he would be back. I asked them what this was in regards to and they declined to state except that they were contacted by the Chicago field office of the Bureau. My son came home and I promptly asked him why the FBI wants to speak to him and he shrugged but now he avoids me and doesn't make eye contact which leads me to believe he knows why they came, what this is all about, and is either scared or embarrassed. I love him and want to help him but I don't know where to start. Who can I call at the FBI to get information?
The best place to start is to get your son an attorney - perhaps bringing your son to an attorney competent in federal criminal law for a private, confidential conversation would be helpful. Perhaps your son will disclose to an attorney, in a confidential setting protected by the attorney-client privilege, might get your son to divulge if he was involved in any criminal conduct that could be a concern. This could be anything from drugs to an internet related crime. Best to not have your son just stick his head in the sand and hope it goes away. Sometimes it does, but it likely will not. Call someone today.
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Your son is either a witness or a suspect in a federal investigation. If he won't tell you what he knows about this, he's likely the target of the investigation. The best way you can help him is to find a good federal criminal defense lawyer -- someone who works in federal court -- with whom your son can confide. Your son should not speak to the FBI without a lawyer. I think the appropriate category for this question is Criminal Defense and would suggest you repost this question there.
This is still listed incorrectly. I will try to move it.
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DO NOT CALL THE FBI. Get your son a criminal defense attorney immediately.
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