Sacramento Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Our firm represents clients in federal criminal investigations and prosecutions in Sacramento, California. If you are being targeted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), call 888-680-1745 now for a free and confidential initial consultation.
836 57th Street Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95819
Are you a target in a federal investigation? Building a strategic defense gives you the best chance at avoiding conviction. From the moment you learn about the investigation, the clock is working against you. Avoid entrusting your case to law offices that don’t specialize in federal law. You need a team of experienced Sacramento federal criminal defense attorneys who use their knowledge to protect you against unwarranted outcomes.
Our Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyers are known nationwide for representing clients in high-stakes federal matters. With clients in Sacramento, throughout California, and nationwide, our attorneys have handled thousands of federal investigations and hundreds of trials. Together, we bring combined legal experience to the table. If you are accused of unlawfully distributing controlled substances or defrauding the federal government, we have the experience required to defend you. Our defense team can start working on your case at a moment’s notice.
Are You Facing an FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA Investigation in Sacramento, CA?
When we represent clients in FBI, OIG, IRS, and DEA investigations, our first priority is to gather as much information about the case as possible. Why are you being targeted? What steps have federal agents taken to date? What evidence have they uncovered against you? Have they made any missteps along the way? Is the U.S. Attorney’s Office close to seeking an indictment? The answers to these questions will help build our defense strategy. The information will allow us to critically assess your potential exposure as a result of the investigation. Is there a chance that you could be found guilty at trial? If so, how strong is the government’s case? What is the best way to try to resolve your case favorably before the U.S. Attorney’s Office takes your case to a grand jury?
When you choose our Sacramento federal criminal defense attorneys to represent you:
- We Will Fight to Prevent Charges from Being Filed. We use aggressive defense strategies to help resolve your case before it goes to a grand jury. Federal prosecutors may well have evidence for an indictment. If so, we have a variety of strategies to prevent the grand jury from finding probable cause.
- We Will Use Our Past Experience on Both Sides of Federal Cases to Your Advantage. With a team including former federal criminal prosecutors, we have unique insight into how the U.S. Attorney’s Office handles criminal cases. We will use this unique experience along with our extensive defense background to your advantage.
- We Will Focus on the Unique Facts of Your Case to Build an Exhaustive Defense. We will raise doubt about the government’s evidence. And, expose any constitutional violations. We will use the unique facts of your case to defend you by all means available.
- We Will Help You Make Informed and Confident Decisions. Throughout the course of our work for you, we will keep you up-to-date and actively involved in all aspects of your case. We will help you make informed and confident decisions. Good decisions can help you avoid dangerous mistakes that could damage your defense.
- We Will Fight for You until the End. If the federal prosecutor of your case pursues charges, we will represent you in grand jury proceedings. If indicted, we will fight for a dismissal or seek a favorable plea deal prior to trial. If we take your case to federal court, we will prepare exhaustively to attack the government’s case from all angles. If convicted, we will fight for you at sentencing and on appeal. Whatever it takes, we will fight for you until the end.
Federal Defense Lawyers for All Criminal Matters in Sacramento, CA
Federal prosecutors may seek multiple charges based on evidence found during the investigation. Multiple counts of multiple offenses can easily mean monumental fines and decades behind bars. Oberheiden, P.C. represents clients in cases involving one or more charges for federal crimes including:
- Healthcare Fraud
- Federal Drug Offenses
- Tax Violations
- Bank Fraud, Insurance Fraud, and Securities Fraud
- Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud
- Theft, Counterfeiting, and Embezzlement
- Money Laundering
- Public Corruption and Bribery
- Internet and Computer Crimes
- Conspiracy and Attempt
- Other White-Collar Crimes
Why Am I Being Investigated by the…
…Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)?
The FBI is the nation’s top law enforcement agency. The FBI is responsible for investigating cases involving:
- Computer and internet crimes,
- Public corruption,
- Organized crime,
- Drug crimes,
- Healthcare-related offenses, and
FBI investigations are overseen by Special Agents in Charge (SACs) or Assistant Special Agents in Charge (ASACs). In large-scale investigations, the FBI may work in cooperation with other federal and state authorities.
…Office of Inspector General (OIG)?
The OIG is the division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is tasked with “protect[ing] the integrity of Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) programs as well as the health and welfare of program beneficiaries.” The OIG targets healthcare providers, entities, and others suspected of Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare fraud. In criminal healthcare fraud cases, providers can face fines, prison time, program exclusion, and other penalties.
…Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?
The IRS’s criminal enforcement division targets those suspected of unreported income, underpaying taxes, and committing other violations of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Suspected healthcare fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, and other financial crimes will often include criminal tax-related allegations.
…Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)?
The DEA is for cases with alleged offenses involving controlled substances. This includes both illegal drugs and prescription medications. Manufacturing and distribution of drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin is monitored. Also covered is the improper dispensing of prescription opioids and other addictive prescription drugs.
Answers to FAQs: Facing an FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA Investigation in Sacramento
Q: If I am under investigation by the FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA, am I at risk for going to prison?
If you are facing an FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA investigation, there is a real prospect you could face long-term federal imprisonment. Most federal white-collar crimes, including common “add-on” offenses such as mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering, carry the potential for years or decades of imprisonment. If you are facing multiple charges, you must successfully challenge each charge to avoid sentencing at trial.
Q: Can your attorneys tell me if I am guilty?
Once we learn the facts of your case, we can assess your risk of a possible “guilty” verdict at trial. If the U.S. Attorney has, or is able to obtain the evidence it needs to convict you, we can determine your potential risk. From there, we can help you decide on the best path forward. If the government’s investigation is flawed, our Sacramento federal criminal defense attorneys will use that to protect you. Of course, the outcome of a criminal case is never guaranteed. Even if you have committed a federal crime, you may have constitutional defenses (e.g., an unlawful search or seizure, or a violation of your right to a speedy trial) available.
Q: How long do federal criminal investigations last?
It depends. Some investigations take months, but others can be over fairly quickly. Plus, there is a distinct possibility that the FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA has been investigating without your knowledge. When you engage us to intervene in the investigation, we will work to quickly assess how close the U.S. Attorney’s Office is to seeking an indictment.
Q: Should I consider negotiating a plea bargain?
This is a question we cannot answer until we have gained a deep understanding of the details of your case. Negotiating a plea bargain can be the best option in some cases. However, a plea is something that needs to be done only on the advice of experienced legal counsel.
Q: Can your firm represent me in Sacramento, CA?
Yes. Our firm has a nationwide presence. Our team can represent clients in Sacramento and all the federal district courts throughout California.
Contact Our Sacramento Federal Criminal Defense Attorney 24/7 to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation
If you are facing an investigation by federal agencies or have been charged with a federal crime such as white-collar crimes, sex crimes, violation of federal narcotics distribution, or any other federal offense, do not simply hire any law office. You need the legal assistance of attorneys experienced in handling federal criminal charges. At Oberheiden, P.C. our federal defense lawyers are well-versed in federal law and have extensive experience in defending cases in federal criminal court. For more information about our Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyer and to receive legal advice that is custom-tailored to the facts of your case, contact us 24/7 to schedule a free initial consultation. To schedule an appointment as soon as possible, call 888-680-1745 or tell us how to reach you online now.