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Honolulu White Collar Crime Attorneys

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick OberheidenHonolulu White Collar
Criminal Defense Team Lead
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Honolulu address – by appointment only:
1050 Queen Street #100
Honolulu, HI 96814

For many people, Honolulu is a tropical paradise with stunning beaches and lush green landscapes. However, the citizens of Hawaii work to make these dream vacations come true for visiting tourists and improve daily life for local residents. As a business owner, facing legal repercussions for your hard-earned success can be devastating. Over the years, you have dedicated your time and energy to building your business and positively contributing to your community. In a split second, a white-collar criminal allegation can change your life.

After an allegation of white collar crime, such as tax evasion, money laundering, securities fraud, or insider trading, the federal government threatens to put all of your accomplishments at risk. Many times, the government’s actions are overly unjust and harsh. For that reason, we have assembled a team of highly experienced white-collar federal criminal defense attorneys to protect you. Do not let the federal government turn your dream into a nightmare. Contact Oberheiden P.C. to see how our legal team can help you.

At Oberheiden P.C., our team of skilled federal white-collar defense attorneys has represented individuals and corporate clients in high-stakes cases. With numerous years of combined experience, our law firm has successfully handled thousands of federal court cases with a proven track record of securing favorable results for our clients.

If you are under investigation or facing charges by federal authorities, it is crucial to understand the nature and scope of the allegations against you or your business. You will want to take immediate action to protect your rights and hire a white collar crime attorney to defend you. Our lawyers will work with you to develop a custom-tailored defense strategy and take all necessary steps to defend you against these allegations.

Time is of the essence if you have received a target letter, subpoena, search warrant, or have been placed under arrest. Contact our federal criminal defense attorneys today.

Experience the Oberheiden P.C. Difference

While Honolulu may seem like another world from the mainland of the United States, federal prosecutors still actively target small businesses and large corporations for any signs of wrongdoing. Even a simple allegation can lead to problems for companies and individuals.

These federal cases are often complex, and the stakes are high. The penalties for federal crimes can be severe. To make matters worse, the process can be long and arduous. You might feel like there are limited options for your defense. However, Oberheiden P.C. brings our reputation and experience to help those residents in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Our federal white-collar defense attorneys understand the unique legal issues typically found in federal cases. We stay current on U.S. Department of Justice initiatives and precedential case decisions. We can anticipate and address any legal developments that may affect your case.

When you work with our firm, we have the experience to handle your complex legal matters. Many of these legal professionals are former prosecutors and trial lawyers with the Department of Justice. They have spent years working on the other side of the aisle and have a unique insight into the workings of the federal criminal justice system. By using that level of experience, we can often anticipate a prosecutor’s strategies during investigations and proceedings. In many cases, we have been able to mitigate our clients’ risk of facing a conviction and sentencing at trial.

Over the years, our law firm has handled thousands of federal investigations and many federal trials. We will use this experience to build a defense strategy tailored to your specific situation. When you retain our services, we never want you to feel alone. We work collaboratively to build your defense to strategically and aggressively fight and protect you against unnecessary consequences.

You must act quickly to protect your rights if you face federal criminal accusations. Contact us today to schedule a free case assessment with one of our experienced federal white-collar criminal defense attorneys.

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)

Experienced Federal White Collar Criminal Defense in Honolulu

At Oberheiden P.C., our experienced white-collar criminal defense attorneys represent individuals and corporate clients facing federal investigations and prosecutions of white collar crimes. We have the experience and knowledge to navigate the complex legal landscape of white-collar criminal defense. Some of these cases have included:

Antitrust Violations

Federal antitrust laws promote fair competition and prevent monopolies that harm consumers. Most of the time, these antitrust violations are civil in nature. However, certain offenses can result in criminal charges against companies and their executives. Our law firm has defended entities and individuals facing investigation or prosecution for various antitrust crimes, including:

  • Participating in conspiracies or entering into contracts that restrict fair trade
  • Price fixing at a regional or national level
  • Bid rigging and other procurement fraud
  • Anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions

Intellectual Property Fraud

In recent years, the Department of Justice and other federal authorities have increased their efforts to combat computer and intellectual property crimes. With advanced technology at their disposal, these agencies have become better at investigating and prosecuting these crimes. If you want to avoid legal repercussions, having a legal team that thoroughly understands the laws and technology involved is crucial for a strategic approach to your defense.

Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare fraud refers to obtaining funds through illegal means from private insurance companies or government-funded healthcare programs. The Department of Justice will use various laws to investigate and prosecute healthcare providers suspected of committing fraud. At Oberheiden P.C., we have successfully defended executives, providers, and shareholders in healthcare fraud cases.

The above is only a portion of the white-collar cases we handle at Oberheiden P.C. Please reach out to our law firm to see how we can assist with your legal matter.

The Federal Court System in Honolulu

Generally, white-collar offenses are prosecuted by federal law enforcement agencies like the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the Internal Revenue Service. When these agencies have jurisdiction to pursue your case and choose to exercise it, the charges will be filed in federal, rather than state, court.

In Honolulu, as well as the rest of Hawaii, this means that you will be brought before the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. This courthouse is located at 300 Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu. This is where you will be arraigned, where pre-trial conferences will be held, and where your trial will take place. If you get convicted, it will also be here your sentencing hearing will happen.

If you get convicted, you have the right to appeal. Your appeal will go before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on the mainland U.S. The Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction to hear appeals all along the west coast of the United States, from Alaska all the way down through California, and even appeals cases from Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. However, all of the Ninth Circuit’s courthouses are on the mainland. Generally, cases from Hawaii are heard in San Francisco, in the James R. Browning Courthouse at 95 7th Street, San Francisco.

Oberheiden P.C. Answers Your FAQs

What Is a Grand Jury and How Can It Affect Me?

A grand jury is a type of jury that is typically used in criminal proceedings in the United States. It is a group of citizens selected and sworn to investigate allegations of criminal conduct. They will determine whether there is enough evidence to bring formal charges, known as an indictment, against someone. Grand juries hear evidence presented by prosecutors but also have the power to subpoena witnesses and gather their own evidence. Unlike a trial jury, a grand jury decides whether there is probable cause to believe a particular person committed a crime.

How can a grand jury affect your life or business? First, a grand jury subpoena is a legal order requiring a person or organization to produce documents or other evidence for use in their investigation. The subpoena may also require the person or organization to testify before the grand jury. You should never ignore this type of subpoena. Failure to comply can result in contempt of court charges and lead to other legal consequences. When you receive a grand jury subpoena, you need to hire a legal team to discuss your options. At Oberheiden P.C., we have successfully helped our clients understand their options after receiving this type of subpoena.

Do I Always Need a Lawyer for a White-Collar Case?

You will want to consult with a lawyer if facing a federal investigation or any other legal matter, especially if it is a white-collar case. Even if you are innocent, a lawyer can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights. At Oberheiden P.C., we can also advise you on the best course of action, including whether to comply with a subpoena, negotiate with prosecutors, or challenge the evidence in court.

Will My Career Be Affected With a White-Collar Conviction?

Finding a job may be more challenging after being convicted of a white-collar crime. Many employers are hesitant to hire individuals with a criminal record. Some factors that may affect your ability to find a job after a conviction include the nature and severity of the crime, the amount of time that has passed since the conviction, and your qualifications and experience.

Unfortunately, many professions require a license. If you have been convicted of a white-collar crime, some penalties may include a forfeiture or revocation of those licenses. As a result, you may be unable to continue your career after being connected to a white-collar crime. Losing your career is one of many reasons why you need to contact the legal team at Oberheiden P.C. in these situations.

How Does the Government Decide Which Cases to Pursue?

Federal prosecutors typically make the decision to pursue a white-collar case. These prosecutors have discretion in determining which cases to take to court. They do consider a variety of factors when making this decision, such as:

  • The strength of the evidence against the suspect
  • The seriousness of the crime
  • The deterrent value of the case
  • The resources available
  • The public interest

Federal prosecutors also have a lot of discretion about the type of charges filed against a defendant. In many cases, we have intervened early in the case and have convinced prosecutors not to file charges against our clients.

Oberheiden P.C.: Your Experienced Federal White-Collar Defense Team in Honolulu Hawaii

At Oberheiden P.C., we are aware of the potential consequences for individuals and organizations targeted in a federal investigation. For that reason, we work diligently to protect your rights, freedom, and reputation.

If you need the assistance of our white-collar federal defense attorneys, schedule a free consultation with our team. We are available 24/7 for your legal needs. Our defense team is ready to protect you throughout this challenging legal process. Contact us at 888-680-1745 or via our online form today.

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