Because of current events, and while the experience Wes had is fresh in our minds, now is probably a pretty good time to remind everyone of these words of wisdom:
Never, EVER talk to the FBI. Silence is not a crime. Never let them enter your home, unless they have a warrant, and if they do, be sure to call your local sheriff’s office to request a deputy be there.
If you find yourself compelled to speak to the FBI, HAVE YOUR LAWYER PRESENT. Until your lawyer gets there, SAY NOTHING. Never, EVER talk to the FBI.
Don’t get caught by surprise. ANTICIPATE and ASSUME that the FBI will come to your home, knock on your door, or invade your place of work.
THIS IS INTIMIDATION.
They will try to catch you in a lie, or confuse and rattle you into saying something that may not be entirely accurate, even if it’s not a lie. THIS IS WHAT THEY DO, and they’re very good at it. Then, they will charge you with a crime. Lying to an FBI agent is a serious federal crime and you can face up to 5 years in prison. Say nothing, and if you start to say something, shut the hell up. When they come to you, they are not your friends. Don’t talk to them, and politely ask them to leave. If you remember nothing else, remember this word: LAWYER.
Just like you never consent to a search of your home or vehicle, never, EVER talk to the FBI… nothing good will ever come of it.