The Homeland Security Act was signed into law in 2002 in reaction to the September 11 attacks. With the passage of this law, changes have taken place throughout the US to make the country more secure.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) plays a key role in investigating illegal domestic and international activities that involve illegally moving people and goods into, within and out of the US. If you are indicted for a homeland security violation, it is essential that you hire a federal attorney as soon as you can.
Homeland Security and Individuals
Individuals may be investigated by HSI for terrorism, immigration crime, human trafficking/smuggling, drug trafficking, smuggling of weapons and other contraband, document and benefit fraud, money laundering, cybercrime, and export enforcement issues.
Homeland Security and Businesses
The Homeland Security Act has brought profound changes to many industries, including travel, telecommunications, chemicals, banking, biodefense, energy, and shipping.
Companies now have to supply the U.S. government with more information on a wide variety of levels and they are obliged to mitigate security risks. This includes reporting requirements on their new hires and restrictions on who can be hired, increased industry-wide product standards and added security requirements.
Hiring a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
If you or your business are being investigated for violations of homeland security or the Homeland Security Act, it is essential that you find and retain an experienced federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Homeland Security Act violations are serious, and you may find yourself facing prison time and expensive fines if convicted. In addition, as a convict associated with the Homeland Security Act, you may find your travel restricted or denied along with other criminal consequences.