Denver Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Ready to Go to Court in Denver
Oberheiden, P.C. is known for its federal litigation and criminal defense practice. Former Department of Justice Trial Attorneys with hundreds of trials conducted and federal criminal litigation lawyers with impeccable defense records offer proven defense strategies to clients in Denver, Colorado Springs, and throughout Colorado. Call today to find out what strategies former federal prosecutors have used to successfully defend clients. All consultations are free and confidential. You have nothing to lose!
Are You Accused of a Federal Crime or a Criminal Conspiracy?
Are you under investigation? Is the government accusing you of a crime? Were you recently arrested? Did you receive a grand jury subpoena or were you served with a target letter? Are you concerned you may be going to jail? Is it time to get an attorney? If you live in Colorado, you need to know that federal prosecutors in Denver, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Durango were recently told by the Department of Justice to increase their efforts to prosecute federal offenses. More so, pertaining to all federal offenses, and in particular federal drug charges (like a “Conspiracy to Distribute”), prosecutors were formally instructed to seek the maximum allowable sentence under federal law. Since then, arrests and raids have become commonplace in Denver and other Colorado communities.In light of these severe conditions, you simply can’t afford to make the wrong choice when it comes to selection the right federal criminal defense attorney.
About Oberheiden, P.C.
First of, if you are accused of a federal offense, look for a Denver federal criminal defense attorney. The best DUI lawyer in the state may not practice or may not have the routine experience to negotiate and defend a federal case. In fact, state and federal cases are very different. Keep that in mind when looking for a lawyer. Oberheiden, P.C. is a federal criminal defense law firm. Experienced federal defense attorneys have teamed up with former federal prosecutors to offer clients like you the best of all worlds: insight experience from the government and decades of work on the defense side. The result is that our Colorado clients are represented by former Department of Justice prosecutors and a team of federal attorneys with impeccable track records.
- Former Department of Justice Trial Attorneys
- Former Assistant United States Attorneys
- Former Federal Healthcare Fraud Prosecutors
- Experience of More than 1,000 Federal Cases
- Dismissed Federal Indictments
- Avoided Criminal Charges in the Majority of Cases
- Handled More than 1,000 Grand Jury Subpoenas
- Unmatched Trial Record Exceeding 500 Criminal Trials
We do not use junior lawyers or associates. Our clients are represented by skilled federal defense litigators with proven track records in federal cases. When your reputation and your freedom are at stake, and your time with your loved ones is in jeopardy, you must rely on experience.
Important Information About Federal Cases in Denver, Colorado
Our Denver federal criminal defense attorneys have defended clients against almost every federal offense and criminal conspiracy including but not limited to 18 U.S.C. 1347 healthcare fraud (Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute or the Controlled Substances Act, False Claims Act), 18 U.S.C. 1341 mail and 18 U.S.C. 1343 wire fraud, public corruption, bribery, tax fraud, tax evasion, securities fraud, insider trading, Ponzi scheme fraud, mortgage fraud, 21 U.S.C. 846 conspiracy to distribute, 21 U.S.C. 841 distribution and possession with intent to distribute, 18 U.S.C. 924 possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, marijuana, Hobbs Act, RICO, bank robbery, kidnapping, and crimes involving computers.
- Federal Arrest. The government uses different ways to inform people of a pending investigation. Clearly, the most drastic way is to get federally arrested. While some people may anticipate an arrest, many of our clients call us completely shocked and surprised. What is important in the case of an arrest is to remain silent. Typically, federal agents from the FBI, the DEA, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, ATF, and other law enforcement groups come to one’s house or business and present an arrest warrant. In this very moment, there is not much more to do than being quiet. Even though it may be tempting to chat with the agents, it is not a good idea. They are not your friends. They want information from you. Before you know it, you may ruin your entire case by making admissions that are hard to undo. If you or a loved one got arrested, you must immediately call experienced attorneys, like Oberheiden, P.C., to initiate your defense and protect your rights. Don’t hesitate. Don’t give the government more time to build their case against you. Let us intervene and defend!
- Search Warrant (Residence & Business).Just like an arrest warrant, a federal search warrant is based on “probable cause.” The judge authorizing the warrant must be persuaded that there is probable cause that evidence can be found at the searched location. When this happens, immediately call Oberheiden, P.C.. We can provide instant assistance to make sure your rights are protected and that the investigating agents stop questioning you without us being present or part of that conversation.
- Target Letter.Most people consider a target letter horrible news. Without a doubt, a target letter essentially tells you that the government has reason to believe that you committed a crime yourself or helped someone else to commit a federal offense. Oberheiden, P.C. thinks differently. We see target letters as an opportunity to resolve things before and instead of charges being filed. At the end of the day, a target letter gives us the road map. It tells us what you possibly did wrong, what offense is at issue, and who the prosecutor is. With this information, we immediately begin our proactive defense plan. We open a dialogue with the prosecutor that signed the letter and begin an exchange about the government’s version and the true facts of the case. If you received a target letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver or Colorado Springs, please call us. Find out how former federal prosecutors will approach your case.
- Grand Jury Subpoena. Prosecutors in Colorado issue grand jury subpoenas almost every day. This routine process shall not mean that such a subpoena is not dangerous. After all, the grand jurors that decided to subpoena you in a federal criminal case, believe that you have some involvement in a criminal offense. These jurors, partially based on your response to the subpoena, will determine whether and against whom to bring federal criminal charges. Needless to say, you should absolutely not treat a government subpoena casually or handle the matter by yourself. You won’t get a second chance and we have seen over and over how a mishandled response to a subpoena led to criminal charges. If you receive a subpoena, call us. We will go through the case with you, listen to you, and advise you as to how to respond and what documents or information you may not have to produce. Get our advice—it’s free and absolutely confidential.
Avoiding criminal charges and defending existing charges is what Oberheiden, P.C. does for the good citizens of Colorado. The more time you give the government, the less time you have to start your defense. Call our Denver federal criminal defense lawyers now for a free and confidential assessment.
Don’t Surrender: Trial Lawyers Serving Colorado
Too many lawyers are plea-deal lawyers. To avoid the fight with the government, some lawyers hastily recommend to just plead guilty, no matter the fact that the defendant feels like he has done nothing wrong. At Oberheiden, P.C., we don’t recommend bad plea deals. To start with, we care about your story. We want to find out who you are, what got you to us, and how exactly we can help you. Then, we want to look at documents or other potential sources of information that you may have. Many clients bring their “evidence” that shows the government is on the wrong track. We are interested in all of that. That’s the only way for us to determine the best defense strategy tailored to you and your very special circumstances. From the outset, we consider every single case a trial case, not a plea. Doing do allows us to evaluate the case from different perspectives. What would the jury think? Would the judge allow us to admit this type of evidence? Would our client be a good witness to testify? Who could testify on behalf of our client? How is the government likely arguing the case? These are the kind of questions that make us focus on the presentation to the jury, rather than submitting our surrender notice to the prosecutor. If we go to trial, you will be certain that we are capable and prepared. Our team has some of the finest trial attorneys including the former Deputy Chief of the Trial Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, former Department of Justice Trial Attorneys, former Assistant United States Attorneys, and an armada of federal criminal trial lawyers that know exactly how to communicate a case to judge and jury.
Why Do Clients Trust Oberheiden, P.C.?
1. Federal Cases Only
Most lawyers handle whatever case comes in. State cases, juvenile cases, DUI cases, assault cases. Anything. Oberheiden, P.C. is not like that. We limit our practice to federal cases. In fact, most of us have spent their entire careers in the federal criminal justice system—as prosecutors for the Department of Justice, as trial attorneys at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and as lawyers helping good people defend unjust charges. Like it is true with everything, this concentration allows us to practice and improve every day. There is not one day of the week, where we don’t negotiate with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO), and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Note, none of these agencies exist in state criminal cases. With no disrespect, talking to a police officer about an assault charge or negotiation with the Department of Defense are not exactly the same thing. More than seven decades in federal law enforcement and several decades combined as part of the federal justice system, we think, gives us the right to say: we are Denver federal criminal defense lawyers.
2. Our Results
Frankly, our track record in federal cases is hard to beat. We have avoided prosecutions in hundreds of cases, we have avoided criminal charges in pending investigations in hundreds of cases, we have turned criminal cases into civil ones, we have gotten our clients dismissals and acquittals, and we have negotiated in countless meeting at U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country outcomes that sometimes shocked even ourselves. Most importantly, we have saved good people hundreds and hundreds of years of jail and prison time.
3. Our Team
Oberheiden, P.C. does not use associates, paralegals, or legal secretaries. Nobody walls you off from your team of chosen lawyers. This is what clients think of us:
“The very best!” “I hired Nick Oberheiden and Oberheiden, P.C. to defend me in a criminal healthcare matter. From the first moment I met with Nick[,] my wife and I knew that he [would provide] the help I need[ed]. And yes, Nick got me out of trouble. No charges. Case Dismissed.” – Satisfied Client.
The former federal prosecutors and federal criminal defense attorneys of Oberheiden, P.C. are now available to discuss your case. Find out how experienced prosecutors and defense attorneys assess your situation and what advice they offer to clear your reputation and to protect your license. Calls are free and confidential.
FAQs from a Denver Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
What should I do if I’m indicted?
“Indictment” refers to the formal charging instrument used to initiate federal criminal proceedings. In the event that you are indicted, it means that federal prosecutors presented evidence to a grand jury that found there was probable cause to charge you with a federal crime. Remember, this does not mean that you are or will be found guilty of the charged offenses. It does mean, however, that you should speak with a Denver, Colorado federal criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case and review your options.
Should I try to negotiate a plea agreement or take the case to trial?
Most federal criminal trials do not go to trial. Many end in a negotiated guilty plea in which the defendant admits some level of wrongdoing, typically in exchange for reduced charges or an agreed-upon sentence. However, some cases are better taken to trial. If you face federal charges, it doesn’t mean you are guilty and you shouldn’t rush to work out a deal. Instead, you should consult with a dedicated Denver, Colorado federal criminal defense attorney so they can review the case against you and advise you of the best option in your particular situation. If, after reviewing the case, your attorney determines a plea agreement may be in your best interest they will be in the best position to negotiate the terms of the agreement with federal prosecutors.
Call Today for a Free Case Assessment From Zealous Denver Former DOJ-Prosecutors
Call now to get a free and confidential case assessment, including on weekends. If you are in a situation of concern or investigation, you should not hesitate to reach out to our Denver federal criminal defense attorneys that previously led and supervised federal investigations before representing clients like you.