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What should I do if I receive letter from the US Postal Inspection Service?

Co-Written by former Justice Department Prosecutors

The United States Postal Inspection Service investigates packages and shipments that contain suspicious content pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3001. If you receive a letter from the Criminal Investigations Service Center, you must understand that you cannot make any mistake when handling this matter. Instead of going into the trap and calling the 1-800 number listed in the letter addressed to you, you should contact experienced federal criminal defense attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden right away to protect your interests and your freedom. Nick’s missing is simple:

  • To avoid charges against you
  • To avoid the public (employer, family members etc.) to be able to find out about this letter.

Getting unexpected mail from federal law enforcement is a frightening event. While all kinds of scenarios may go through your head as to why the government contacted you, whether you are caught in a crime or soon accused of one, whether you are in real federal trouble, and what you should do next to avoid charges or even serving prison time— it is important to visit with an experienced attorney before making any decisions or mistakes that cannot be undone.

  • Do not discuss your case with others
  • Do not call the number listed on the letter
  • Call Federal Defense Attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden Immediately

There are a couple of things you should not do under any circumstances. You should not discuss the letter with friends, the true or potential sender of the package, or non-lawyers. You should not draw conclusions based on rudimentary, insufficient, and non-conclusive online legal research. No article, no matter how well written and how detailed, will be able to address and answer your very specific letter and circumstances. And, most importantly, you should not under any circumstances discuss the letter or the investigation with any law-enforcement official, whether in person, on the phone, or in writing. That said, do not call the number on the letter. Call federal criminal defense attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden!

  • Nick only takes federal cases
  • Nick has handled hundreds and hundreds of federal investigations
  • Nick avoids criminal charges in the vast majority of federal investigations
  • Nick Oberheiden: Experience and knowledge you can trust.

Unfortunately, most recipients of such a letter, driven by understandable fear of prosecution, have a tendency to contact the government to find out what the investigation is about, whether they are in “real” trouble, and what steps they should take to protect their interests. Our advice is simple: do not call the government. The government is not there to help you; the government is not there to get you relief; the government is not there to answer your questions; the government will not and cannot discuss the status of the investigation with you; the government is only there to get information—from you!

  • The Government will not tell you about the investigation
  • The Government will not answer your questions
  • The Government wants you to incriminate yourself

If you go into the trap of contacting the Justice Department, the FBI, or US Postal Service or anyone else listed as a contact in your investigation, your words will be recorded and any statements you make that amounts to an admission or self-incrimination (or a lie) can be held against you in a court of law. Again, do not call the government yourself!

  • Lying or withholding information when talking to federal law enforcement is a federal felony!
  • Don’t talk to the government without an experienced attorney
  • Call Nick today to discuss your case

Further, unbeknown to most people (including most lawyers that don’t practice federal criminal law or who do not routinely work with the DEA or the FBI), any conversation you may have with a federal agent is subject to a statute located at 18 U.S.C. to 1001. By virtue of the statute, anything that you misrepresent, lie about, fail to disclose, withhold, or downplay in a conversation with a federal official such as a DEA or FBI agent constitutes a federal felony subject to up to five years in federal prison. In this context, you should be smart enough to not believe a federal agent pressuring you or reassuring you or promising you that “you are not in trouble” if you come clean, if you help them with their investigation. Well, their investigation is targeted at you! Unfortunately, while you can be prosecuted for lying to a federal agent, federal agents, on the other hand, they do have a right to lie to you. And make no mistake: in order to trick you, to make you chatty, to make you talk, they will lie to you. That’s part of their investigative strategies and an easy way to secure admissions and incriminations to be used for subsequent prosecutions.

  • You need a lawyer with DEA/FBI/U.S. Postal experience
  • You need a lawyer with a proven track record
  • You need a federal lawyer
  • You need Dr. Nick Oberheiden

Don’t Delay! If You’ve Received a Letter from the US Postal Inspection Service, Call Nick Right Now.

Meet attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden. Nick has represented individuals that receive this letter virtually across the United States from Colorado to Nebraska to Texas to the East Coast and the West Coast. Notably, Nick has avoided criminal charges in each and every one of these cases and he has made sure that his client’s case would never become known to the public, two employers, family members, etc.

If you find yourself in the situation where the DEA all the US Postal Service contact you regarding shipment or a package from out of state, then you should speak with Nick and request a free and confidential consultation. Again, do not play defense lawyer and handle the matter yourself. Just like you would not operate on yourself just because you have read about how to perform surgery on the Internet, you should not take on a complex federal investigation without the assistance of experienced and proven counsel. Call Nick today!

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