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Brooklyn Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden

Nick Oberheiden

One of the Few Federal Only Defense Lawyers — 888-680-1745

Do you find yourself in the middle of a government case? Did investigators or prosecutors contact you for records or an interview? Did you receive a grand jury subpoena or a target letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk County, or Central Islip? Were you recently arrested on Medicaid fraud or federal charges? Is it time to get the help of an experienced attorney?

There clearly is no shortage of excellent lawyers in Brooklyn (or anywhere else in New York). However, when your livelihood and your freedom are on the line, you should not go with just any lawyer. You must understand that you will not get a second chance. Your lawyer’s strategy cannot be a trial with uncertain outcome, you cannot be an experiment for your lawyer— or else your outcome may be both unfortunate and predictable.

Meet renowned federal criminal defense attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden, J.D. Ph.D. Nick serves clients accused of federal crimes, in whistleblower cases, and federal fraud in the Eastern District of New York. When you compare Nick’s profile with other lawyers you may consider, you will quickly notice why the media and clients alike turn to Nick when it comes to federal criminal law, federal litigation, and constitutional rights: because that is all that he does.

The reality of criminal defense is this: About 95% of all criminal cases in New York are state offenses like assault, burglary, larceny, drugs, and homicide. That’s why 95% of all NY criminal lawyers (or more!) focus their advertisement for these types of state offenses.

Recognizing the substantial differences between state and federal cases, years ago, Nick made the decision to dedicate his entire practice to federal cases, with few exceptions. Just like you would likely not hire a tax law expert to win custody of your children in a divorce case, you may want to look closer before picking a lawyer that you expect to master federal cases.

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Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice

Local Counsel

Joanne Fine DeLena
Joanne Fine DeLena

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney & Former District Attorney

Local Trial & Defense Counsel

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former Federal Prosecutor

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Michael Koslow
Michael Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Chris Quick
Chris Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Kevin M. Sheridan
Kevin M. Sheridan

Former Special Agent (FBI)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Dennis A. Wichern
Dennis A. Wichern

Former Special Agent-in-Charge (DEA)

True Experience. True Results. Fair Prices.

Brooklyn attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden dedicates his practice to federal litigation and defending clients against government investigations. Nick has defended many good people as well as small and big companies before all major government departments including, but not limited to the:

  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of State (DOS)
  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • United States Secret Service
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • S. Postal Inspection Service and more.

These hundreds of federal cases involving business owners, physicians, lawyers, pilots, and companies of all sizes (but also: current prosecutors, federal agents, police officers) have allowed Nick to assemble an impressive track record of avoiding criminal charges. For example, not a single one of Nick’s clients that received notice of a grand jury investigation has ever been indicted. Similarly, Nick has turned criminal cases into civil fines and he concluded dozens and dozens of government investigations resulting in no civil and no criminal liability. No wonder, his clients have good things to say about Nick!

  • “Federal Court Room Superstar”
  • “Relentless”
  • “The Very Best”
  • “Brilliant Strategy”
  • “A true life saver”
  • “There Is No One Better”
  • “Federal Litigation Superstar”
  • “Simply Unrivaled”

If you have any dealings with or are concerned about a potential government case against you, you can request a free and confidential meeting or phone call at 888-680-1745 with Nick himself. He will NOT delegate your case to a junior lawyer or paralegal—but Nick will personally handle your case at all times.

Ask NY Attorney Nick Oberheiden for a Detailed List of His Case Results in Federal Cases

Nick strongly believes that every client is entitled to a detailed disclosure of his lawyer’s past results in similar cases before committing to an attorney. Nick Oberheiden will proudly share with anyone so asking his list of past cases spanning federal jurisdictions across the country. Here is a mini-summary of Nick’s FIVE last federal cases at the time of writing this article.

  • Nick convinced a federal judge to dismiss federal fraud charges against his client when all other codefendants had to remain on the case. Case closed.
  • Nick avoided criminal charges for the New York physician under the grand jury investigation. Case closed.
  • Nick avoided criminal charges for New York physician under criminal DEA investigation. Case closed.
  • Nick avoided criminal charges for an East Coast physician under grand jury investigation. Case closed.
  • Nick obtained a very favorable settlement for client exposed to criminal copyright violations. Case closed.

10 Things You Need to Know About FBI Investigations in Brooklyn, NY

How Do I Know If I Am Under FBI Investigation in New York?

The uncertainty to believe (but to have no resources to find out) that you are under government investigation can be nerve-racking. While there are some clear signs indicating a pending FBI matter such as a target letter, a grand jury subpoena, an indictment, an arrest warrant, a search warrant, or the simple attempt by federal agents to interview you, many clients call Nick Oberheiden to find out if and to what extent they may be subject to an investigation. In each instance, Nick will carefully discuss and analyze with his client whether it may be in the client’s best interest to contact the local U.S. Attorney‘s Office or whether doing so may only prompt unwanted attention. If you find yourself in a spot of uncertainty, simply call Nick on his cell phone (888-680-1745) to see how he would interpret and assess your situation and what he offers to do for you to allow you to move on with your life.

What Should I Do If a FBI Agent Wants to Interview Me?

Indeed, many people first find out that they are part of a federal investigation when agents of the FBI, or other law-enforcement agencies, unexpectedly show up at someone’s house or business with a request for an interview. If this happens to you or your business, consult with an experienced federal defense attorney first before ever agreeing to discussing an investigation with the government. That rule also applies when you think that you have nothing to hide or that you have done nothing wrong. If this were true, federal agents would not come to you in the first place. The proper response to an interview request is to insist on your lawyer’s presence before you share any information except for your name, which is the only thing you are obligated to confirm.

The FBI Raided My Business in Brooklyn, NY: What Now?

Brooklyn prosecutors are feared for aggressively obtaining search warrants against Brooklyn residents and local businesses. What that means is a federal judge saw probable cause that the government will find evidence of a crime at the place to be searched and seized. Because many times a search warrant serves to prepare federal charges, you must immediately contact a qualified federal defense attorney to provide competent and reliable advice of how to avoid criminal charges and further prosecution.

Where Does Brooklyn Stand in Terms of Toughness on Federal Crimes?

The Eastern District of New York covers the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk County and includes the federal courthouses and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Brooklyn (271 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York 11201) and Central Islip (610 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, New York 11722). With more than 4,000 federal cases each year, the Eastern District of New York stands in the top-tier among the 93 federal districts nationwide.

I Am Accused of Healthcare Fraud in Brooklyn, NY: What Are My Options?

Healthcare fraud is high on the prosecution agenda in Brooklyn, NY and many honest medical providers are shocked to find out when they receive a grand jury subpoena, a target letter, or a notice informing them of a search or arrest warrant. If this happens to you, you need to carefully select an attorney that understands both the underlying healthcare regulations as well as has the experience to present compelling arguments to prosecutors and judges. While most defense lawyers will have no choice but to limit their defense strategy to a “No Intent” objection, Brooklyn healthcare fraud defense attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden, J.D. Ph.D. will always utilize his profound familiarity of the applicable healthcare rules (and it’s exceptions) and introduce them as your weapons of affirmative defenses.

My Lawyer Wants Me to Plead Guilty: Should I Get a Second Opinion?

Put simply, you should not plead guilty if you can’t honestly tell a federal judge under oath that you are guilty. Many clients approach Nick because they simply cannot plead guilty and are looking for an alternative solution. Anyone that will call Nick on his cell phone at 888-680-1745 will learn how he has successfully talked clients out of accepting a plea deal and how these clients ended never being charged by the government.

I Received a Grand Jury Subpoena from the Eastern District of New York: What Should I Do Now?

If the federal government issues you a grand jury subpoena that means that you are a “person of interest” in a pending federal criminal investigation. Caution is in order. If not advised by an experienced federal grand jury attorney, you may hand over information to the government that will incriminate you. Brooklyn federal defense attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden knows what mistakes to avoid when it comes to grand jury investigation. To date, not a single one of his individual or corporate clients that hired Nick in connection with the federal grand jury investigation ended up being charged with a crime.

What Type of Federal Cases Does Nick Handle in the Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn Division?

Nick has represented clients involving all major agencies, including the FBI, the DEA, the IRS, the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department (and many more).

  • Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances (21 U.S.C. 841; 21 U.S.C. 846)
  • Medicare Fraud & Medicaid Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347)
  • Accept or Receive Illegal Kickbacks (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7(b)(b))
  • Making False Statements Relating to Healthcare Matters (18 U.S.C. 1035)
  • Healthcare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Tax Fraud (26 U.S.C. 7206; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Securities Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1348)
  • Bank Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1344)
  • Mail Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1341)
  • Wire Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1343)
  • Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. 1357)
  • Obstruction of Justice (18 U.S.C. 1518, 1519)
  • Aggravated Identity Theft (18 U.S.C. 1028A)
  • Computer Crimes (18 U.S.C. 1030)
  • Many Others…

How Would It Work to Hire Nick or Switch Lawyers to Nick Oberheiden?

It’s very simple. Just email or call Nick directly on his cell phone at 888-680-1745 and discuss your case for free. But be ready, you will not speak to a secretary, your call will go straight to Nick.

What Are My Legal Fees Going to Be for My Brooklyn Federal Case?

Without knowing what your case is about and what stage your case is in (e.g. early stage vs. 20 days away from trial) is it difficult to provide predictable guidance. In general, Nick offers clients fair agreements based on hourly rates or flat fees based on stages of a criminal case. Please call Nick directly on his cell phone at 888-680-1745 to get specific numbers. He will work to tailor the engagement to your personal financial situation.

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Nick Oberheiden is the absolute best federal litigation attorney. Nick gives you the immediate comfort of feeling 100% protected. He is polite, respectful— and extremely compelling. His legal strategy turned out to be brilliant.

– Marshall M.

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