Atlanta White Collar Crime Attorneys
White-collar crime charges can damage your reputation, even if you are never convicted. A criminal conviction can result in substantial fines and jail time. Whether you own a business or are an executive, facing criminal allegations could cause permanent harm to your personal and professional reputation.
Oberheiden P.C. is a criminal defense firm representing clients in federal white-collar investigations and trials. Unlike other firms that may practice in multiple areas of law, our focus is exclusively on federal defense matters. This experience translates into results for our clients when facing charges arising from a federal investigation or prosecution.
Our experienced legal team will provide you with the guidance you need in these cases.
We Have a Proven Record of Success Defending Clients
When facing federal white-collar criminal allegations, having the right legal team on your side is crucial. As experienced former federal prosecutors, our attorneys know how to handle the most complex and sensitive cases effectively. Our lawyers have successfully defended clients against all types of white-collar crimes, including financial fraud, embezzlement, healthcare fraud, tax evasion, and more. We are trusted by individuals, high-level executives, and some of the nation’s largest corporations.
Could You Be At Risk for a Federal Criminal Prosecution?
When facing a federal white-collar investigation, determining the charges being considered by investigators can be a critical step toward establishing a solid defense strategy. Federal agents and prosecutors will typically work to develop multiple charges for any single federal offense. It is important to understand the full scope of potential allegations from the outset. In our experience, the most common types of federal white-collar investigations involve allegations related to:
- Antitrust Violations
- Bank Fraud
- Computer Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Healthcare Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Insurance Fraud
- Securities Fraud
However, even within these categories, specific allegations can vary widely. For example, bribery cases can often focus on making illegal payments to officials or obtaining government favors in foreign countries. Understanding the nature of your investigation is critical.
With our guidance, you can feel confident knowing that your defense is targeted at the right allegations and not unnecessarily creating exposure to additional federal charges.
Many federal criminal statutes carry high penalties, sometimes for a single count or conviction. Keep in mind that federal law enforcement agencies typically have considerable resources and staffing to investigate possible violations of these laws. You need a highly skilled federal defense team to protect your legal rights. Turn to the experienced and reputable federal white-collar law firm of Oberheiden P.C.
Choose Oberheiden P.C. for Your White-Collar Defense
It is crucial to assemble a legal team that will provide you with the best possible federal defense. That is what we do at Oberheiden P.C.
We have two factors that set us apart from other law firms.
Federal Defense Law Firm
First, we handle only federal offenses. This puts us in a position to defend clients against the full resources of the federal government, which state court defense lawyers often struggle to do. Most criminal cases are filed at the state level. They are tried by state prosecutors or district attorneys and heard in state court by state judges. Criminal statutes are laws interpreted by appellate courts that apply within a particular jurisdiction.
The difference between state and federal white-collar crimes is frequently misunderstood by defense lawyers who do not regularly practice in federal district court. This can result in costly mistakes for their clients. The unique challenges of defending a federal case are often underestimated by attorneys accustomed to working in state court. We understand the challenges of the federal court system and have the skills to overcome any issues that can occur in these types of cases.
Since the courts can impose significant penalties, you will want to ensure that your legal representation is prepared for a federal case. The stakes are much higher than in a state proceeding. You will want attorneys with experience with these types of cases.
Highly Experienced Attorneys and Investigators
Second, our firm does not hire junior associates. Experience does matter in these types of cases. While other firms may employ lawyers with similar amounts of experience and training, this does not mean you will have access to them. Many of your concerns would be handled by junior associates and paralegals who are just learning how to work on white-collar crimes.
At Oberheiden P.C., we are unmatched when it comes to protecting clients against federal white-collar charges. Our attorneys have experience defending against these offenses and prosecuting them in the very same agencies that are pursuing your case. Many of our lawyers have worked on both sides, which proves invaluable in defending our clients.
We also use a support staff of investigators to conduct interviews and gather information about your case. Many of these investigators are retired members of federal law enforcement agencies. They have years of experience collecting evidence and putting together fact patterns in cases similar to yours.
When you call our law office, you will speak with a senior attorney working on your defense. With this, we ensure that you receive the attention required for your case. As a result, there will be no communication breakdowns between you and the legal team.
When you retain Oberheiden P.C. for your federal criminal defense in Atlanta, you will get a seasoned and experienced attorney who will handle all aspects of your case from start to finish. Your initial telephone call will be answered by one of our senior lawyers, who can answer all your questions and concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions for Your White-Collar Defense
Why Am I Being Targeted in a Federal Investigation?
Various events and circumstances can trigger a federal white-collar criminal investigation, including irregularities in your company’s public disclosures or billing records, a whistleblower making a complaint, or a patient filing a lawsuit.
The SEC can conduct “surprise” audits of financial records and practices, which can trigger an investigation. To find out why your company or practice is being targeted, you will need to make contact with the agents or prosecutors assigned to the investigation. However, contacting a federal agent on your own is rarely a wise move.
When you contact Oberheiden P.C., we will immediately begin work on your defense. Our senior attorneys will often start by contacting the federal agency to determine the charges against you. With that, we can start to craft a solid defense strategy. We have experience in matters dealing with all major federal law enforcement agencies, and our team can use this experience to your advantage.
What Penalties Are Possible?
Sentences for white-collar crimes depend on the nature of the charges and any previous convictions. However, white-collar crimes are generally felony offenses that carry a prison term of over a year. Some white-collar criminal convictions, like wire or mail fraud, can carry up to 20 years in prison. In addition, there are often fines and restitution to pay. Along with that, you may have to complete probation once the prison term has been served.
Do I Need To Hire a Federal White-Collar Defense Firm?
When you are a suspect in a white-collar crime investigation, you should seek out the services of a qualified defense law firm. Ideally, you want to find an experienced federal criminal lawyer to represent your interests when you learn about any potential legal proceedings. This will give your defense team the time it needs to develop a solid case on your behalf and prepare for any charges to be filed against you. It can also help convince prosecutors that there is no case to pursue against you or your business.
At Oberheiden P.C., we have experience with these situations and have successfully worked to have investigations or charges dropped against our clients. Contact our law firm to see how we can help you.
What Should I Do If I’m Under Investigation?
If you suspect that federal authorities may investigate your business or practice, do not hesitate to contact a white-collar criminal defense lawyer. Proactive measures are often necessary in these cases, and you cannot afford to fall behind if prosecutors work to build a case against you. At Oberheiden P.C., we have represented clients at this stage. We will help to protect your rights through the entire investigation process.
Are You Considered a Preeminent White Collar Defense Firm?
At Oberheiden P.C., we have extensive experience in white-collar criminal defense. All of our personnel are highly experienced in investigating, prosecuting, or defending against white-collar crimes. Our insider knowledge of these cases gives us a competitive advantage over other defense firms.
Speak with a White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer at Oberheiden P.C.
If you or your company is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, or any other federal agency, it is crucial that you find an experienced defense counsel right away. We are prepared to take action on your behalf.
Oberheiden P.C. has a team of highly experienced attorneys, investigators, and trial consultants working on these cases in Atlanta, Georgia. Let us craft a solid defense strategy for your federal case. Call 404-738-6630 or fill out the online form for your free consultation today.