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Little Rock Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Effective Defense Against FBI, DEA, OIG, and IRS Investigations

Little Rock address – by appointment only:
204 E 4th St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Are you under investigation by the FBI, the DEA, or the IRS for a federal crime? Are agents from the Department of Justice or the Department of Homeland Security or other federal agencies from the federal government showing up at your business or your house? Did you receive a grand jury subpoena or a target letter? Are you concerned that the government is after you? Is it time to consult with our experienced Little Rock federal criminal defense attorneys who only handle federal cases?

Meet Little Rock, Arkansas serving attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden. Licensed in both the Western and the Eastern District of Arkansas federal court system, Nick dedicates his entire practice to defending people unjustly accused of federal offenses like opioid abuse, healthcare fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, drug trafficking, bribery, identity theft, financial crimes, bank fraud, federal conspiracies, tax fraud, computer crimes, and many other federal offense types.

Nick Oberheiden, an attorney handling federal defense cases in Little Rock.

Featured by media stations across Arkansas, Arkansas criminal defense lawyer Dr. Nick Oberheiden has built a track record of having avoided criminal charges in hundreds of federal cases (including in every single grand jury investigation!) against his clients. Nick has turned criminal cases into civil cases, convinced prosecutors to stop investigations, and saved the professional license of a plethora of doctors and other professionals accused of federal fraud.
Unlike most other lawyers you may find online, Nick does not take domestic violence, DUI, or assault cases. Why? Because just like a spine surgeon does not do dentist work on a side, Nick believes that a true federal lawyer should not get involved in state offenses (like DUI). So, if you are looking for features that distinguish Nick from virtually all other criminal defense lawyers: Nick’s practice is 100% federal law and Nick’s track record is 100% federal.

  • Example 1: Drug Diversion Overdose: No Charge.
  • Example 2: Life Sentence for Drug Offense: No Charge.
  • Example 3: Healthcare Fraud Grand Jury: No Charge.
  • Example 4: Search Warrant for Opioid Prescriptions: No Charge.
  • Example 5: Severe Federal Computer Crime: Probation.

There is a reason why media stations and clients from across the United States seek Nick’s advice when it comes to federal litigation, federal criminal defense, and government investigations—because this is exactly the type of work Nick does for his clients. Do you have questions about a federal situation? Call Nick today and get his experience on your team!

Little Rock Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Get Trusted Experience on Your Team: 501-267-9880

Federal cases are not the same as a DUI or shoplifting offense. Nothing is scarier than facing the Department of Justice and the FBI trying to prosecute you. In federal cases, you simply can’t wait to hire a lawyer; you can’t experiment and start off with the wrong lawyer. By the time you realize that you hired a clueless lawyer, you may already be charged. Nick is not a DUI defense attorney and he is the wrong lawyer to call for shoplifting. However, when the United States government, the Department of Justice, the Little Rock U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the IRS, the DEA, or the OIG-HHS agents are after you, you may consider Nick’s federal experience to avoid jail or to get the case dismissed.

  • (1) Arkansas FBI, OIG, DEA, IRS Investigations. Nick has represented hundreds of people and businesses facing healthcare fraud, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, opioid fraud, computer fraud, or other federal felony charges. The reason that the vast majority of Nick’s clients have not been charged is because of Nick’s unique approach to defending his clients. Ever heard of offense is the best defense? Exactly! Rather than sitting back and waiting for an event to happen to then defend his clients, Dr. Nick Oberheiden pursues an intense proactive approach challenging prosecutors and agents and confronting government decision-makers with exculpatory evidence, reasonable explanations, and factual and legal defenses BEFORE they are committed to bringing charges. 501-267-9880 and find out how he can help you today!
  • (2) Little Rock Grand Jury Investigations. Clients from across the United States hire Nick to assist them with his experience in federal grand jury investigations. Nick has represented dozens and dozens of individuals and companies in some of the country’s best-known high-profile investigations as well as business owners just trying to save their license, livelihood and their liberty. If you think that just producing requested records to the grand jury is the appropriate response to a grand jury subpoena, you are wrong. Dead wrong! Call 501-267-9880 to speak to Nick immediately and directly and obtain the advice needed to stay out of trouble.
  • (3) Case Dismissals & Probation. Few lawyers (feel encouraged to ask!) can represent to you that they have obtained dismissals in federal cases involving the United States or obtained probation in cases, where the sentencing guidelines suggested years of incarceration. Nick is that kind of lawyer! Most recently, Nick convinced a federal judge to grant his request for probation in a severe computer crime case. Similarly, Nick’s vivid court presentation persuaded a federal judge to grant Nick’s request for probation in a federal healthcare fraud case despite the government’s articulate opposition and a suggested sentencing of years in prison.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Important Questions Regarding Federal Criminal Cases in Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas is part of the Eastern District of Arkansas, which is one of 95 federal districts nationally. Federal prosecutors and FBI, DEA, IRS, and OIG agents in Little Rock and the counties of Pulaski County, Faulkner County, Grant County, Lonoke County, Perry County, and Saline County are tasked to prosecute any form of federal white-collar crimes opioid fraud, healthcare fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, etc.), federal drug trafficking, computer crimes, and violent federal offenses like kidnapping or RICO violations. The following are among the questions new Arkansas clients ask attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden most frequently.

Who Investigates Federal Cases in Little Rock, Arkansas?

Little Rock and Arkansas are experiencing new heights in federal law enforcement investigations. Not a single week goes by without reports about new FBI and DEA takedowns, search warrants, arrests, and indictments alleging violations of federal law. In general, federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Little Rock, Arkansas (425 W Capitol Ave, Suite 500, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201) with the help of investigators from the FBI, the IRS, the DEA, the Office of Inspector General, the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal law enforcement agencies prosecute federal offenses.

What Is a Federal Conspiracy?

Many federal cases in Arkansas are brought as so-called federal conspiracies. A federal conspiracy allows the government to connect different defendants into one single case, even though the defendants may have never worked together or may not even know each other. Doing so allows the government to play different defendants against each other and to demonstrate that each person contributed at least a small piece to the success of a criminal scheme—rather than showing that each defendant masterminded the criminal plan. Classic examples of federal conspiracies are:

  • 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 Obstruction of Justice (18 U.S.C. 1518, 1519; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Identity Theft (18 U.S.C. 1028A; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Conspiracy to Make False Statements Relating to Healthcare Matters (18 U.S.C. 1035; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances (21 U.S.C. 841; 21 U.S.C. 846)
  • 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. 1349; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Medicaid Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1348; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Conspiracy to Unlawfully Use Health Information (42 U.S.C. 1320d-6; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Conspiracy to Use Identification Information (18 U.S.C. 1028(a)(7); 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Bribery (18 U.S.C. 201; 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 Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. 1357; 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)

How Does Sentencing in Federal Cases in Little Rock, Arkansas Work?

Federal judges in Little Rock, Arkansas tend to follow, and certainly consider, the uniform (but not mandatory) Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Under the guidelines, the U.S. Probation Office makes a sentencing recommendation to the presiding judge after a defendant pleaded guilty or was convicted at trial. Probation officers follow a point system, by which points can be added or reduced based on the role of the defendant, the gravity of the offense, the prior criminal history, and many other factors. At the sentencing hearing, the judge will hear the government and the defense attorney’s arguments to conclusively determine the appropriate case outcome.

Will I Go to Jail If I Am Under Federal Investigation?

Pursuing a proven and effective defense strategy can best avoid jail time with an experienced Little Rock federal criminal defense attorney as early as possible in the case. The sooner you visit with the right lawyer, the more likely you will be able to explain your side of the story, introduce defenses and explanations, and walk away without charges or jail time. So, if you want to minimize your chances to end up federally incarcerated, call our experienced Little Rock federal criminal defense lawyers immediately.

What Should I Do When FBI or DEA Agents Want to Interview Me?

When FBI or DEA agents want to interview you, you should politely decline. You should insist on your lawyer’s presence and you should never speak to federal law enforcement, regardless of how innocent you are, without first consulting with a lawyer that can explain the significance of an FBI interview to you.

What Should I Do When I Receive a Grand Jury Subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Little Rock, Arkansas?

If you receive a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Arkansas or the Western District of Arkansas, you should immediately get legal advice from a federal defense attorney because you or your company might be under government investigation. A federal grand jury must determine against whom to bring felony charges. The fact that your business is considered a source of information is troublesome and you should not take this lightly. Many people end up being charged because they missed the opportunity to clear their name and involvement in a case when there was time to do so. Arkansas serving grand jury attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden has represented countless companies and executives, physicians, and businesses in federal grand jury investigations—and built a hard-to-beat track record of avoiding charges on behalf of his clients.

How Can I Engage Nick’s Services?

The easiest step in your case is to connect with Nick. Call 501-267-9880 and reach Nick directly. No secretary, no junior lawyer. Nick will find the time to discuss your questions, free and confidential, and will give you concrete and honest guidance on how he can help you without ruining your budget.

Call 501-267-9880 to Defend Your Future

Dr. Nick Oberheiden is admitted to practice in all federal courts in Arkansas and his practice in Arkansas is limited to federal law. If you would like to speak with a trusted Little Rock federal criminal defense lawyer, call Nick or meet him in Arkansas, call him directly on his mobile phone, including on weekends, at 501-267-9880. You can also contact him online. All consultations are free and 100% confidential.

Why Clients Trust Oberheiden P.C.

  • 2,000+ Cases Won
  • Available Nights & Weekends
  • Experienced Trial Attorneys
  • Former Department of Justice Trial Attorney
  • Former Federal Prosecutors, U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Former Agents from FBI, OIG, DEA
  • Serving Clients Nationwide
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