Alaska Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Alaska Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys (DEA, OIG, IRS, FBI)
From Barrow to Anchorage, federal authorities have aggressively targeted individuals and businesses across Alaska in high-stakes investigations. Whether you are under investigation or under arrest, call Oberheiden, P.C.’s experienced Alaska federal criminal defense lawyers to guide you through the complexities of the federal litigation process.
There is a multiplicity of risks connected to federal investigations. Many high-level personnel, including corporate CEOs, physicians, healthcare providers, others can all face many years of incarceration or exorbitant fines. This does not exclude businesses who all face loss of licensure, registration, or tremendous financial liability, in addition to other severe penalties. In order to avoid these penalties, you need experienced and knowledgeable federal defense counsel.
Our law firm is led by the founding partner Dr. Nick Oberheiden. Dr. Oberheiden is experienced in high-stakes federal matters and has many years of federal litigation exposure. His team at Oberheiden, P.C. has garnered a national reputation for their work in federal criminal litigation. The attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C. have represented clients all over Alaska and the rest of the U.S., including but not limited to dealing with: the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspecfator General (HHS-OIG), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and many other agencies.
Are the FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA Targeting You in Alaska?
In federal investigations every word and every action could have potentially damaging ramifications. If you believe that you are being targeted by federal agencies such as the FBI, IRS, OIG, or DEA, or you have uncovered potentially self-incriminatory evidence, or have been served with a target letter or grand jury subpoena, do not wait. Our legal team has made a career out of helping clients achieve desired result against the government. They will guide you through the litigation process and offer priceless advice in such a difficult time. At Oberheiden, P.C.:
- We Fight to Avoid Charges in Every Oberheiden, P.C. has a long track record of resolving cases for our clients without charges being filed. In fact, our Alaska federal criminal defense attorney’s main goal in every investigation is to help our clients avoid charges. If you have not yet been charged with a crime, there is still a chance to avoid government prosecution.
- We Rely on Extensive Federal Experience to Execute Strong Defense Strategies. Oberheiden P.C’s entire practice focuses exclusively on the area of federal criminal defense, unlike other law firms in Alaska. Our approach is the result of decades of proven results and experience.
- We Focus on the Unique Aspects of Each Individual Case. Our lawyers never take any detail for granted. When our firm represents you, we custom tailor a defense strategy that will yield the maximum result for you or your business. Our Alaska federal criminal defense lawyer keeps you updated and informed throughout the whole process and will answer any questions you may have.
- We Help Our Clients Make Confident and Informed Decisions. One thing to remember about the federal litigation process is that it is extremely complex and multifaceted. There are many important questions to consider. For example: Should I provide answers to federal agents from the FBI, IRS, OIG, or DEA? What should I do about self-incriminating information? How should I respond to a grand jury subpoena or target letter? Our team of experienced lawyers will help you to understand the complexities of the federal litigation system.
- We Never Give In. Our Alaska federal criminal defense attorney never stops working for our clients. Our approach is simple – we target the maximum result for our clients and seek to avoid charges altogether. With decades of experience at our back, this approach has led to hundreds and thousands of satisfied clients over the years.
How the Experienced Federal Criminal Trial Attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C. Can Help
At Oberheiden, P.C. – we routinely defend other lawyers, physicians, healthcare providers, accountants, nurses, business owners, CEOs, politicians, and anyone else looking for experienced counsel against investigations involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and many others. Our experience is not limited to:
- Former Department of Justice Trial Lawyers
- Former Healthcare Fraud Prosecutors
- More than 1,000 Federal Cases Resolved With no Charges
- No Junior Lawyers
Alaska is divided into different federal districts. The “Last Frontier” State is part of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (in case citations, 9th Cir.). In the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, federal prosecutors are tasked to enforce federal law on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Alaska contains one federal district, the United States District Court for the District of Alaska (in case citations, D. Alaska.). This district locates federal courthouses as well as branches of the Department of Justice, so-called U.S. Attorney’s Offices. The U.S. Attorney’s Offices employ federal prosecutors, also referred to as Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA).
The United States District Court for the District of Alaska (in case citations, D. Alaska.) covers the counties of Aleutians East, Aleutians West, Anchorage, Bethel, Bristol Bay, Dillingham, Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak Island, Lake and Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna, Valdez-Cordova, Denali, Fairbanks North Star, North Slope, Southeast Fairbanks, Yukon-Koyukuk, Haines, Hoonah-Angoon, Juneau, Petersburg, Sitka, Skagway, Yakutat, Ketchikan Gateway, Prince of Wales, Wrangell, Nome, Northwest Arctic, and Kusilvak, and it hosts federal courthouses and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Anchorage (222 W. 7th Avenue, Rm 229, Anchorage, AK 99513), Fairbanks (101 12th Avenue, Rm 332, Fairbanks, AK 99701), Juneau (709 W. 9th Street, Rm 979, Juneau, AK 99801), Ketchikan (648 Mission Street, Rm 507, Ketchikan, AK 99901), and Nome (113 Front Street, Nome, AK 99762).
- Healthcare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347)
- Conspiracy to Make False Statements Relating to Healthcare Matters (18 U.S.C. 1035; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Theft or Embezzlement in Connection with Healthcare (18 U.S.C. 669; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Attempt or Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Medicare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Accept or Receive Illegal Kickbacks (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7(b)(b); 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Medicaid Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Unlawfully Use Health Information (42 U.S.C. 1320d-6; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Tax Fraud (26 U.S.C. 7206)
- Mail Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1341)
- Wire Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1343)
- Embezzlement (18 U.S.C. 641)
- Bank Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1344)
- Counterfeiting (18 U.S.C. 2320)
- Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. 1956)
- Mortgage Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1014)
- Insurance Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1007)
- Intellectual Property Crimes (15 U.S.C. 8101)
- Securities Fraud (15 U.S.C. 78j, 78jj; 18 U.S.C. 1348)
- Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. 1357; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1341; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1343; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1344; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Tax Fraud (26 U.S.C. 7206; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1348; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Use Identification Information (18 U.S.C. 1028(a)(7); 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Credit Card Fraud (15 U.S.C. 1644)
- Identity Theft (18 U.S.C. 1028)
- Computer Crimes (18 U.S.C. 1030)
- Pornography Offenses (18 U.S.C. 2427)
- Prostitution & Trafficking Offenses (18 U.S.C. 2422)
- Unauthorized Access (18 U.S.C. 1030)
Drug & Opioid Offenses
- Federal Drug Conspiracy (21 U.S.C. 846)
- Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances (21 U.S.C. 841)
- Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances (21 U.S.C. 841; 21 U.S.C. 846)
- Bribery (18 U.S.C. 201)
- Conspiracy to Commit Bribery (18 U.S.C. 201; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Obstruction of Justice (18 U.S.C. 1512)
- Perjury/ False Statement (18 U.S.C. 1001)
- Espionage Act (18 U.S.C. 793)
- Patriot Act (8 U.S.C. 1701)
- Wiretapping (18 U.S.C. 2511)
- Obstruction of Justice (18 U.S.C. 1501)
Alaska Federal Defense Lawyers for All Criminal Matters
Our clients include many high-profile individuals such as public officials, physicians, CEOs, politicians, and other licensed professionals. Oberheiden, P.C. represents individuals and businesses charged with a multitude of different types of federal offenses under Title 18 of the U.S. Code, and various other federal criminal statutes. Some of the most common are the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Controlled Substances Act, the Securities and Exchange Act, among others.
Our Alaska federal criminal defense lawyers have considerable experience in federal investigations and prosecutions involving allegations of:
- Healthcare Fraud
- Federal Drug Charges
- Tax Violations
- Public Corruption and Bribery
- Internet and Computer Crimes
- Conspiracy and Attempt
Why Am I Being Investigated by the…
…Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)?
In the U.S. – federal law enforcement agencies do not get as powerful and important as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which is specifically tasked with drug, organized crime, terrorism, computer and Internet, public corruption, and other crimes investigations. The FBI works in conjunction with other federal agencies and targets individuals and businesses which are suspected of federal criminal involvement.
…Office of Inspector General (OIG)?
The mission of the OIG is “to protect the integrity of Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) programs as well as the health and welfare of program beneficiaries.” The Department of Health and Human Services has a law enforcement wing called the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The mission of this agency is primarily to zero in on healthcare providers who are suspected of Medicaid, Medicare, Department of Labor (DOL), Tricare, and other types of fraud.
…Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?
Most people in the U.S. have heard about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at some point in their lives. However, many people do not realize that the IRS has an extensive criminal enforcement division, which aggressively targets businesses and individuals who are suspected of under-reporting income, underpaying taxes, and committing fraud and other potentially criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).
…Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)?
When it comes to allegations involving drug-related offenses, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) plays a central role in federal investigations. These investigations vary but usually involve the manufacturing and distribution of illegal drugs (such as methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, LSD, and prescription medications). At the moment, the DEA’s diversion control program is at the top of its law enforcement priorities. This involves stopping the unlawful distribution and use of addictive prescription drugs, including opioids.
Q&A with Founding Partner and Federal Defense Attorney, Nick Oberheiden, PhD
Q: What is a grand jury?
A grand jury is a group of 16 to 23 citizens that are asked to hear a federal prosecutor’s case. During a grand jury proceeding, the federal prosecutor (without the presence of a judge or defense attorney) presents their case to the grand jury, hoping to establish probable cause that the subject committed the crimes in question. If the grand jury finds there is sufficient evidence, it will issue a true bill, which then allows the prosecutor to indict the subject. If you received word that you are involved in a grand jury investigation, it is imperative that you reach out to an experienced Alaska federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Q: What should I do if I’m indicted?
If you’ve been indicted, you will face the prospect of a jury trial in federal court. At this point, federal prosecutors have already made up their mind that you are guilty. They’ve conducted an investigation into the allegations, presented a case to a grand jury, and convinced the jury that there was probable cause to believe you committed the crimes mentioned in the indictment. However, this does not mean that you are guilty, and certainly doesn’t mean that you will be found guilty. There are many defenses to federal crimes. An experienced Alaska federal criminal defense attorney can help you understand your options and which defense are best suited for your particular case.
Q: What are the penalties for federal crimes?
Federal crimes are an extremely serious matter. Incarceration can often last many years and decades, and the fines can reach as high as in the millions of dollars. In order to fully understand what is at stake – you need experienced Alaska federal criminal defense lawyers who know the system inside and out. Your legal team will help you understand the full scope of the investigation against you
Q: Am I really guilty of a federal crime?
Assuming that you are guilty, or will be found guilty, particularly during a federal investigation is never a good idea. Such a determination should never be made too early in the process. Chances are that the government has not yet collected enough evidence to file charges against you or your business if you are still under investigation. Don’t delay in contacting our Alaska federal criminal defense lawyers because you could have a broad range of opportunities to successfully defend yourself against allegations by the government.
Q: How long do I have before I am at risk of being charged?
If a longer period of time has transpired since a federal agency began to target you, charges could be imminent. You may have many other options at your disposal if the investigation has just been initiated. Oberheiden, P.C. has the right lawyers and the right strategies to make the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Q: Does the federal government negotiate plea bargains?
Negotiating a plea can be a winning strategy, but not one that has to be utilized right away. Our experienced lawyers have convinced many federal prosecutors to drop charges against our clients outright. Our experience has been yielding positive results for our clients for many years.
Q: Can your firm represent me in Alaska?
Yes, in fact, Oberheiden, P.C. represents clients in 21 states and counting, including Alaska. Our Alaska federal criminal defense attorneys will provide you with an effective and complimentary consultation over the phone.
Speak with our Alaska Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys about Your FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA Investigation
Our federal criminal defense team will use their extensive experience to shield you against OIG, FBI, DEA, and IRS investigations. Don’t leave your freedom or license at risk by taking on counsel that has not devoted their practice specifically to this area of the law. Oberheiden, P.C.’s lawyers have made a career out of helping clients avoid imprisonment and hefty fines in government cases
For more information and legal advice tailored to the specifics of your investigation, please contact our Alaska federal criminal defense attorneys to schedule a free and confidential case assessment. To speak with a member of our federal defense team in confidence, call (888) 519-4897 or tell us how we can help online now.
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This information has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information may constitute attorney advertising in some jurisdictions. Merely reading this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes in the future. Oberheiden, P.C. is a Texas professional corporation with its headquarters in Dallas. Mr. Oberheiden limits his practice to federal law.
Dr. Nick Oberheiden, founder of Oberheiden P.C., focuses his litigation practice on white-collar criminal defense, government investigations, SEC & FCPA enforcement, and commercial litigation.