Yes, you do.
If you are indicted on a federal charge you have all the resources available to the United States government working against you to obtain a conviction. The government is not going to inform you of your rights and protect you from prosecution because they want to see you convicted.
Having a lawyer is a constitutional right. If you do not hire a federal attorney to represent you are giving up the most important protection guaranteed to us as U.S. citizens. Hiring a lawyer ensures your rights are protected.
Most people do not have enough legal knowledge to defend themselves against the United States government’s aggressive prosecution. Because of this you could be convicted of a federal offense simply because you do not know enough about the law. An attorney can protect you and help you to obtain the best possible outcome for your circumstances.
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