I just finished reading a lengthy post about some FBI interview scenarios. It turns out that most of the time, speaking with the FBI can incriminate you. So what is a hacker supposed to do? There is one thing you should not do. Do not refuse to cooperate. That might look bad in a court of law. Instead the golden rule is to say that your lawyer will get in contact with the FBI for you.
You got to have counsel. Now this might seem like a ploy for some high priced lawyers to rip you off. It is better pay these pied pipers than server time in jail for a casual slip up. It turns out that good lawyers are not going to want you to be subjected to an interview with the FBI. They can figure out what is up, and provide the best offense for you. That is a great defense right there.
Do not just trust me on this. I am not a lawyer. I am a coder. Check out the original post by Solomon Wisenberg regarding 18 U.S.C. Section 1001.
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