Answer: You should absolutely hire an attorney. A federal crime is, generally speaking, not only more serious, but also the rules are quite different in federal court than state court and the time periods are often very short. You should always hire an attorney, particularly if there’s still an investigation ongoing that an attorney might be able to affect the process. And certainly before you make any statements, you want to know what is being investigated and what your situation and what your position is before you answer any questions. So it’s always best to have an attorney on board to figure those things out.