Boca Raton White Collar Crime Attorneys
A white-collar crime investigation by federal authorities can be highly disruptive to your professional and personal life. If you have been informed that you are the subject of a white-collar crime investigation, you must take immediate action to protect yourself. You need a trusted and experienced federal defense legal team on your side.
At Oberheiden P.C., our white-collar criminal defense firm provides clients with individualized and aggressive representation throughout the legal process. Our firm is highly experienced in handling complex federal white-collar crimes, and we know what to expect from federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials. When you need experienced legal assistance, turn to the team at Oberheiden P.C.
What Is Considered a White-Collar Offense?
The term “white-collar crime” is broadly applied to a wide range of different financial crimes. Most white-collar crimes involve some false or misleading action that helps advance the economic interests of an individual or business. White-collar crimes can be tried at the state or federal level. However, most large-scale offenses are prosecuted by federal prosecutors. Usually, the federal government handles these cases because the alleged crimes use some form of interstate communication through the phone, mail, or internet.
Additionally, federal prosecutors have more resources necessary to handle these complex cases. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service spearhead most white-collar criminal investigations. With these high stakes, the federal government spares no expense in investigating and prosecuting these alleged offenses. When you must go against all the might of the United States government, you need a skilled team with years of experience. Trust your case with Oberheiden P.C.
Types of White-Collar Cases Oberheiden P.C. Attorneys Handle
Oberheiden P.C. is ready to handle your white-collar criminal defense. Our veteran legal team has the knowledge, experience, and dedication necessary to provide our clients with high-quality legal representation. We represent individuals and businesses in a wide range of white-collar cases and have defended clients against some of the most high-stakes charges in the country. Whether you are an executive, corporation, or business owner, we can assist you.
Some of these white-collar accusations have included:
- Antitrust violations
- Computer fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Investment and securities fraud
- Tax fraud
- Wire fraud
If you are found guilty of committing these acts, you could face jail time and hefty fines. You need an experienced federal defense team to represent you in these cases.
What Sets Oberheiden P.C. Apart from Other Defense Firms?
We are different from other law firms in the Boca Raton area. Oberheiden P.C. offers three main advantages over other firms in the area of white-collar defense:
- We only work on cases that involve federal offenses
- Our lawyers, investigators, and consultants are highly experienced with these types of cases
- All legal representation is handled by senior-level attorneys
We Only Handle Federal Cases
The majority of criminal cases are filed in state courts. With that, state and local prosecutors try the cases while state judges preside over them. However, one common misconception is that an attorney’s experience in a state court will translate to a federal district court. That is simply not true. While the cases may seem similar, the differences can lead to serious consequences for a defendant.
Federal white-collar cases involve more resources to ensure a conviction. Also, defendants must be prepared to challenge evidence gathered by the world’s most powerful law enforcement agencies. The costs of a conviction for federal offenses are usually considerably higher than state cases. Federal prosecutors will do what it takes to win these cases in the courtroom. Hiring an attorney with experience in these matters is crucial to avoiding mistakes or losing your case due to unfamiliarity with the federal system. There is one law firm to trust with your defense: Oberheiden P.C.
A Legal Team of Senior Lawyers and Former Federal Law Enforcement Agents
Oberheiden P.C. is a white-collar crime defense firm that only employs senior-level attorneys with great experience at the federal level. We are a firm of experienced litigators who have worked as former federal prosecutors in the Department of Justice and other federal law enforcement agencies. Our investigators and trial consultants come from federal law enforcement and legal backgrounds. Oberheiden P.C. offers an insider perspective into the federal criminal investigation process, and we will use that experience to defend you against any charges in the courtroom.
Senior-Level Experience on Every Case
Oberheiden P.C. has successfully defended clients against federal criminal charges since 2010. Even if you hire another law firm with a similar background defending federal charges, your case is often passed to a junior-level associate or paralegal. When you retain us, you can be sure that a senior lawyer with experience handling white-collar crime cases will address your needs and concerns.
The legal team at Oberheiden P.C. can be an invaluable resource for your federal criminal matter. Once you contact us, our attorneys can quickly begin evaluating your case. Our white-collar criminal defense lawyers have earned a reputation for excellence by aggressively advocating on behalf of our clients. We have been involved in over 2,000 civil and criminal cases. We have resolved many of them without the need for a trial by convincing prosecutors to withdraw charges early in the process.
Schedule a consultation as soon as possible to discuss your defense strategy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Federal White-Collar Cases
Can a White-Collar Criminal Allegation Turn Into a Civil Case?
Defending against a criminal allegation of a white-collar offense should not be exclusively focused on avoiding jail time. In some cases, that can completely expose you to civil liability. Federal prosecutors can pursue civil or criminal charges against a defendant, depending on whether prosecutors can secure a conviction beyond a reasonable doubt. Most defendants believe their case will be over once the criminal charges are dropped. However, that is not always the case. Prosecutors may pivot into a civil lawsuit. At Oberheiden P.C., our attorneys understand how to protect you from civil lawsuits and criminal prosecution.
Why Am I Under Investigation?
Federal white-collar criminal investigations can start from various factors, including public or private disclosures, billing records, and whistleblower claims. Certain federal agencies conduct routine audits and inspections that can lead to an investigation. We will need to speak with the case investigators to defend your company or practice. Our legal team will begin working on your case immediately after we have been retained. By contacting us, you are taking the first step toward uncovering your situation’s details. At Oberheiden P.C., we have experience defending clients in cases involving all major federal law enforcement agencies and can use this knowledge to your advantage.
If federal investigators uncover evidence that implicates you personally in fraudulent or other criminal activity, you could be subject to federal prosecution. Our federal defense attorneys will conduct an immediate investigation into the matter, and we will build a strong defense strategy around that investigation’s findings.
Should I Make Contact with the Investigating Agency?
No. It is almost always a bad idea to speak with an agent or make any contact without talking to your federal defense attorney. Many people believe since they are not guilty of the alleged crimes, it is acceptable to answer all the questions from investigators. First, unless you have a detailed understanding of the criminal statutes that may apply in your case, you cannot be sure your actions did not violate the law.
Federal investigators typically keep their cards close to their vests when prosecuting a case to avoid compromising the investigation. They may need more important evidence to seek an indictment if they are reaching out to you. You only risk filling in these evidentiary gaps by talking to them, which may result in an indictment. There is a better option. Contacting a white-collar criminal defense attorney at Oberheiden P.C. can help you determine your options and develop a plan of action for your case.
When Is the Best Time To Reach Out To Your Firm?
If you have just been charged or indicted with a white-collar crime, you should immediately contact us at Oberheiden P.C. Additionally, if you might think that law enforcement agents are about to investigate you or your company for a white-collar crime, you need to reach out to us. By contacting our law firm as soon as possible, our legal team will have the ability to strengthen your case from the start.
Is Oberheiden P.C. Considered the Preeminent Federal Defense Firm?
At Oberheiden P.C., we like to let our track record of success speak for itself. Our attorneys and investigators are highly experienced in investigating, prosecuting, and defending white-collar crimes. Many of our investigators were formerly law enforcement agents or worked in the prosecutor’s office. The insider knowledge we acquired while working in these agencies gives us a tremendous advantage over other defense firms, allowing us to better protect you from legal liability.
Reach Out To Oberheiden P.C. To Defend You Against White-Collar Crime Charges
If you or your business have been charged with a white-collar offense or are under investigation for these crimes, you need an experienced team in Boca Raton, Florida. Reach out to our federal white-collar criminal defense lawyers at Oberheiden P.C. by calling 888-680-1745 or through the online form.