Arkansas White Collar Crime Attorneys
When you have been accused of a white-collar crime, it is important to have a qualified white-collar federal defense law firm to represent you. The federal criminal justice system can be complex, and making a mistake can have serious consequences in your case.
At Oberheiden P.C., our white-collar criminal defense attorneys have experience representing and achieving successful outcomes for our clients. We understand the urgency of these cases. Our legal team is ready to help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights. If you are facing white-collar criminal charges, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about how we can assist with your case in Arkansas.
Why the Proper Legal Representation Matters
A conviction for a white-collar crime can carry severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences. The federal government has extensive resources and will use them to thoroughly investigate and build a strong case against individuals or businesses suspected of committing these crimes. Usually, the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, or Securities and Exchange Commission may investigate you. It is important to have skilled defense attorneys on your side to protect your rights, freedom, and reputation. We will help you understand this complicated legal process so that you can choose the best option for your case.
Whether you have been indicted or are under an active investigation, it is crucial to have a solid legal team on your side. At Oberheiden P.C., our attorneys and investigators are dedicated to fighting any charges brought against you. Our team will work tirelessly to achieve a favorable outcome in your situation. We understand that time is essential in these cases. With that in mind, we will quickly develop a strategy to challenge these accusations at the federal level. The federal authorities will work diligently to build a solid case against you or your business. For that reason, you need an experienced team of defense attorneys to combat these allegations.
The federal defense attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. are prepared to assist with your white-collar criminal case in Arkansas. Our firm is different from others in two key ways:
- We only work on federal cases. Many criminal defense firms handle a wide range of cases, including both state and federal offenses. However, federal charges can be more complex. Often, they require a deep understanding of the federal criminal justice system. At Oberheiden P.C., we focus exclusively on federal cases. Our senior-level attorneys have the knowledge and experience to navigate these matters successfully.
- We provide personalized representation. When you hire our firm, you will work directly with a senior attorney dedicated to your case. We do not have junior associates on staff. We will always make sure that you have access to a member of our senior legal team. Our goal is to provide you with open communication and personalized representation throughout the process.
We Have Defended Clients Against Many Types of White-Collar Allegations
White-collar criminal accusations can take many forms and seriously affect individuals and businesses throughout Arkansas. Our experienced defense team at Oberheiden P.C. is prepared to defend you against all types of white-collar allegations. Additionally, our law firm will protect you and your company from legal liability, whether civil or criminal. Some of the white-collar crimes we have handled across the nation have included:
With mergers and acquisitions continuing to reduce competition in specific markets, federal agencies have increased their focus on enforcing antitrust laws. The federal government has investigated allegations of avoiding competition with competitors, collusion, and price fixing. While these allegations can be serious, some ordinary business practices may appear anti-competitive in nature. In turn, that can lead to a federal investigation and potential charges for antitrust violations. When you or your business has been accused of antitrust violations, you will want to hire the experienced defense counsel of Oberheiden P.C.
Conspiracy is a criminal offense that involves two or more people agreeing to commit a crime or engage in illegal activity. This charge is often used by prosecutors to target individuals involved in or associated with criminal activity, even if they were not directly involved in the commission of the crime. Conspiracy charges can be complex cases to defend, especially since the prosecution does not need to prove that the crime was actually carried out to secure a conviction. Agreeing to engage in illegal activity can be enough to be charged with conspiracy, though an overt act towards the crime’s completion may also be necessary. With this accusation, you need a skilled defense team on your side. Oberheiden P.C. has a track record of successfully handling these types of cases.
Insurance fraud obtains financial gain through dishonest means or false claims to receive compensation from an insurance company. This criminal act can involve various types of insurance, including car, healthcare, homeowner, and business liability insurance. Some fraudulent activities may include providing false information on insurance applications, exaggerating the value of losses or damages, and making claims for an event that never occurred. Insurance fraud can result in criminal charges and financial penalties.
Mail and Wire Fraud
Mail fraud and wire fraud use the mail or telecommunications services to commit fraudulent activities. If you are convicted of either of these crimes, you could face up to 20 years in prison and additional penalties for the initial fraudulent offense.
Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud
Tax fraud or evasion occurs when an individual or business intentionally underreports their income or assets or incorrectly claims deductions to reduce their tax liability. This is a form of white-collar crime that can result in criminal charges and financial penalties. Unfortunately, mistakes can occur on tax returns, but that does not always mean it is a criminal offense. Oberheiden P.C. has experience representing numerous clients against tax fraud and evasion allegations in Arkansas.
Oberheiden P.C. Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions
Is It a Good Idea to Take a Plea Deal?
Many white-collar criminal cases are resolved through plea agreements. In almost all cases, the defendant admits guilt in exchange for a lighter sentence. Unfortunately, some defendants were not guilty of the crime but felt they had no choice but to take the plea deal. We believe in examining all aspects of the charges before making a decision regarding your case. Our attorneys will help you understand your options. We will take time to carefully review all the evidence and look for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case before asking you to accept a plea agreement.
Is There a Possibility of Both Criminal Charges and Civil Penalties?
In white-collar cases, law enforcement agencies may have the option to pursue civil, criminal, or administrative actions against defendants. For example, a civil investigation into the misuse of federal funds may turn into a criminal case of fraud if there is evidence of intent to commit the crime. Additionally, a criminal investigation may be pursued even when there is insufficient evidence to secure a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt. In that situation, the prosecutors may choose to file a civil lawsuit. You will always want to be aware of these possibilities. For that reason, it is important to reach out to the knowledgeable legal team at Oberheiden P.C.
Does the Prosecution Have to Show Proof of Intent in These Cases?
White-collar crimes typically require proof of a specific intent to secure a conviction. However, this does not mean that a defense based on a lack of intent is always the best option. In some cases, law enforcement may choose to pursue a civil lawsuit even if they cannot secure a criminal conviction. Remember that in civil court, the intent is not always a required element of liability. Relying on a lack of intent defense strategy in a criminal case may not protect you from potential liability for the same offense in the civil courtroom. Working with an experienced defense attorney who can help you understand the potential risks and consequences of different defense strategies is important. At Oberheiden P.C., we know how to defend clients against both civil and criminal charges. Our senior-level attorneys will advise you on the best course of action in your case.
When Is the Best Time to Hire a Defense Attorney?
If you are facing a white-collar crime investigation or indictment, you will want to seek legal representation immediately. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights, review your legal options, and provide the legal representation you need to defend yourself against the allegations. Even if you have just learned that law enforcement is considering investigating you or your company for a white-collar crime, you will want to retain a defense lawyer immediately. In many cases, you need to allow your defense team to work on your case from the start so that they can build the strongest possible defense. However, if you have already been indicted or charged with a white-collar crime, it is not too late to speak with the skilled and knowledgeable lawyers at Oberheiden P.C.
Contact Oberheiden P.C. to Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Arkansas White-Collar Defense Attorney
Whether you are facing federal white-collar criminal charges or a potential investigation, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. At Oberheiden P.C., we have experienced attorneys who can provide you with the proper legal representation to defend against these charges in Arkansas and throughout the United States. We are always here to discuss your case and answer your questions regarding these charges. Schedule a consultation if you would like to speak with one of our senior attorneys. You can contact us at 501-267-9880 or through our online contact form.