Whether you need a lawyer depends on whether they are being honest with you. It would be a good idea to at least consult with a lawyer who could make some calls to the agent. If you decide to show up without a lawyer, remember one thing: Do not lie to the Feds because you can go to federal prison for lying even if you have done nothing wrong. Remember Martha Stewart?
I'm a lawyer, and I wouldn't go to a meeting with the FBI without a lawyer. What does that tell you?
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I personally would not meet with an FBI agent without an attorney present. It does not sound like you are the target of the investigation, but they do not have to be honest with you in the course of their investigation.
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I would not talk to the FBI without a lawyer. Period. I would let the lawyer do all the talking because if you say anything that they later say is a lie they can put you in prison just for that. Very dangerous situation.
Talking to the FBI without an attorney is not wise. You never know if you become the target of their investigation after speaking with them. Consult with an attorney to protect yourself.
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