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Detroit White Collar Crime Attorneys

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick OberheidenDetroit White Collar
Criminal Defense Team Lead
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Detroit address – by appointment only:
500 Griswold St #2450
Detroit, MI 48226

The federal white-collar crime defense attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. are ready to protect you and your business from any accusation of committing federal crimes. Any white-collar crime is a serious allegation. These crimes can bring the prospect of paying hefty fines, spending years in prison, and losing your livelihood. If you have been suspected of committing a white-collar financial crime, you need an effective legal team on your side. Reach out to Oberheiden P.C. today.

Many of these suspected crimes can carry a wide range of penalties. Even a single conviction or count has the possibility of an individual serving a few decades in federal prison. The federal government will use its full resources to investigate you or your business. These highly skilled investigators and prosecutors want to ensure a conviction for their cases. In many situations, you could be investigated by the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the Securities and Exchange Commission. Multiple agencies sometimes work together to uncover evidence and build a strong case against you.

When you are facing the full investigative power of the federal government, you need to find the best legal team for your defense. At Oberheiden P.C., our team of experienced attorneys and investigators will work tirelessly to combat any charges levied against you. We understand that time is essential. The federal authorities will work day and night to build a solid case against you or your business. With help from our federal defense practice, we can quickly develop a strategy to help you achieve a successful outcome against these allegations.

The federal defense lawyers at Oberheiden P.C. are ready to help with your white-collar criminal case.

We are different from other firms in two ways.

First of all, our law firm only deals with federal offenses. Many white-collar defense firms will handle a wide range of cases, mainly spending time in state court. However, state criminal cases differ significantly from those prosecuted at the federal level. Many of these inexperienced attorneys will find themselves in over their heads when they must defend their clients against the largest law enforcement agencies in the world. With the serious consequences of a conviction, you need to hire a team of attorneys with the experience to win in the federal court system.

Secondly, many law firms will turn over your case to their junior associates on staff. At Oberheiden P.C., we don’t have junior attorneys in the firm, and our senior attorneys will only handle your federal white-collar case. With that, we will ensure that your concerns and needs are addressed with a member of your defense team. You will not have to worry about any communication breakdowns when directly contacting a senior defense lawyer.

Our Senior Lawyers Will Defend You from the Following Offenses

Federal white-collar charges can come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. When you hire our legal team, we will protect you and your company against both criminal and civil liability. These white-collar crimes are just a few cases we can handle in Detroit.

Antitrust Violations

With major acquisitions and mergers, the markets can become a competitive landscape. Many federal agencies and prosecutors have pushed for more stringent enforcement of federal laws, including investigating antitrust violations. Some of these accusations against businesses have included price fixing and bid rigging. While some of these allegations may be vague, some regular business practices can border on anti-competitive in a few situations, leading to a federal investigation and potential antitrust violations. Oberheiden P.C. can help look at your business practices and resolve potential issues with federal regulations.

Mail and Wire Fraud

Mail and wire fraud are serious criminal charges that the federal government will levy against individuals and business entities. Many of these allegations are difficult to defend because the charges often do not focus on a specific fraudulent activity. Instead, federal authorities will target the person’s use of the mail, internet, or phone to commit fraudulent acts. While many of these charges may seem trivial, they can carry a sentence of 20 years. That prison term is on top of any sentences related to the actual fraudulent activity.

Securities Fraud

Securities fraud is another broad term for financial crimes committed by regulated financial firms and brokers. These allegations can include investment fraud, insider trading, embezzlement, and the misrepresentation of information. Many of these offenses will be handled in a civil court, but the federal government is known to press charges in the criminal court system. With a conviction, a person can face significant jail sentences and financial sanctions.

Healthcare Fraud

Many healthcare providers can also face federal allegations about their business practices. Federal law enforcement agencies will likely pursue charges if funding from Medicaid or Medicare is involved in the alleged crimes. Healthcare fraud can take many forms, but it usually centers around billing for non-provided services, providing unnecessary medical care, or up-charging services. The Department of Justice or the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General will investigate these claims. These allegations can be filed in a civil or criminal federal court.


Conspiring to commit any of these white-collar offenses is considered a crime. Even if you didn’t commit the fraudulent act, you could still face a serious allegation of conspiracy.

If you have been accused of any of these crimes, it is imperative to reach out to Oberheiden P.C. Our legal team will work to determine the right defense strategy for your case.

A White-Collar Federal Defense Lawyer Takes On Your FAQs

Are White-Collar Crimes Really Serious?


While white-collar offenses may only be crimes of financial gain, federal authorities still take them seriously. You can face jail time, pay hefty fines, or deal with other life-altering consequences with a conviction. Many believe that white-collar defendants “get off easy,” but that is not always the case. Hiring a reputable federal white-collar criminal defense firm can increase your chances of a favorable outcome. Make sure to contact Oberheiden P.C. to discuss your legal issue.

Will Federal Agents Come To My Home?


In many cases, there is a chance that federal agents will show up at your home or business. When that happens, it means you are under investigation or are believed to have knowledge about something relevant to their cases. Even if you are innocent, you never want to talk to these agents without speaking to your attorney. Sometimes, you can make an innocent comment that can trigger an in-depth investigation into your background. At Oberheiden P.C., we will take the steps to protect your legal rights even if a federal agent comes knocking on your door.

Are Plea Deals the Best Option for Me?


In federal cases, plea agreements are very common. However, entering into a plea deal is not always the best choice. If you feel like there is no other legal option, make sure to reach out to Oberheiden P.C. Our senior attorneys will look at the facts of the case and discuss any potential plea deals with the prosecutors. Often, our investigators find a potential weakness in the government’s case, leading to dropped charges for our clients. Before making a plea deal with the federal government, schedule a consultation with our legal team.

What Happens If I Receive a Grand Jury Subpoena?


Contact our law firm if you received a grand jury subpoena. With a subpoena, you must participate in an open criminal investigation. The Department of Justice issues a grand jury subpoena because the U.S. Attorney’s Office has found evidence that you know about a particular crime or have been involved in some illegal activity. A grand jury subpoena means you will have to testify before a grand jury. Unlike other legal proceedings, you will not be able to have a lawyer present for your testimony. A grand jury subpoena is extremely important, and you should never ignore it. Once you receive a subpoena, make sure to contact the federal criminal defense team at Oberheiden P.C. We can help you determine the appropriate response to these subpoenas.

How Can Oberheiden P.C. Help My Case?


Federal investigations are very different from those in state criminal cases. Often, federal prosecutors will spend months building a case before it is time to convene a grand jury. If you believe you are the center of a federal grand jury investigation, you should talk to a federal defense attorney. Our senior attorneys will reach out to the federal prosecutors to determine the charges against you. Sometimes, we can persuade them to stop the investigation and even drop filed charges. Our team will look for any weaknesses in the government’s case, and we will use the information to secure a more favorable outcome for you.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Talk To a Federal Defense Attorney at Oberheiden P.C.

At Oberheiden P.C., we will build a solid defense strategy to help fight the charges in federal court. With our high level of experience on both sides of these legal matters, we provide you with unmatched insight into these cases. If you have been indicted, served with a grand jury subpoena, or are under investigation, contact our experienced team of federal attorneys, investigators, and trial consultants.

Time is essential in these cases. If you want to discuss your defense with a federal white-collar crime attorney in Detroit, Michigan, our skilled legal team is available to help with your case. You can call us at 313-462-7972 or contact us online for a free case assessment.

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