7 U.S. Code § 1598 - Notice of intention to prosecute
Before any violation of this chapter is reported by the Secretary of Agriculture to any United States attorney for institution of a criminal proceeding, the person against whom such proceeding is contemplated shall be given appropriate notice and an opportunity to prevent  his views, either orally or in writing, with regard to such contemplated proceeding.
 So in original. Probably should be “present”.
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