Jacksonville White Collar Crime Attorneys
Any federal white-collar investigation or allegation can profoundly affect your life and business. Not only will your personal reputation suffer, but there is the real possibility of federal incarceration. If you recently learned about an investigation against you, it is imperative to take immediate action to protect your legal rights.
At Oberheiden P.C., our white-collar crime defense lawyers are ready to provide you with aggressive, effective, and personal representation through the federal criminal process. Our attorneys and investigators are highly experienced with handling these complex financial crimes. With that knowledge, we understand what to expect from federal investigators and prosecutors. By combining our understanding of the federal investigation process and experience in the courtroom, we will create a compelling defense that is suited to your situation. Whether you are under current investigation or facing any federal criminal charges, reach out to Oberheiden P.C.
What Sets Oberheiden P.C. Apart from Other Federal Defense Firms?
While many defense law firms may want to take your case, not all of them have the experience of Oberheiden P.C. There are three main reasons why our law firm stands apart from others in the area.
We Are a Federal Defense Law Firm
Knowing the difference between federal and state cases is essential. Not all defense strategies are the same. If a defense attorney tries to take their case to federal court, they need to be ready to abide by a different set of rules. Many defense lawyers at the state level don’t have the experience and knowledge to defend their clients against federal charges. Any mistakes at this stage could mean the difference between their client getting an acquittal or a harsh sentence.
At Oberheiden P.C., our law firm exclusively handles federal criminal and civil cases. Our attorneys have spent years defending or prosecuting similar cases to yours. We understand the nuances of the federal court system and have the experience to overcome these impossible odds in the courtroom. When facing all the federal government’s resources, you need a skilled law firm that solely handles these federal white-collar criminal cases.
Our Legal Team Members Have Extensive Backgrounds
Many defense attorneys will tout their skills, but very few have the same experienced background as those members at Oberheiden P.C. We are unmatched when it comes to federal white-collar defense. All of our attorneys have experience defending cases against the federal government or prosecuting similar charges at the federal level. That valuable experience on both sides of the legal aisle brings extraordinary insight to your case. We know what to expect and how to prepare for possible charges. By understanding how the federal government builds cases, we can prepare the most effective defense strategy for you.
Additionally, we also have a support staff of trial consultants and investigators. These professionals will determine what happened in your situation. We will never rely on the facts established by federal investigators or prosecutors. Like our attorneys, these investigators and consultants have years of experience working for the same agencies currently putting together a case against you. We will use that advantage to help build a stronger case for your defense.
Only Senior Attorneys Work on Your Case
Many other defense firms might have attorneys with similar backgrounds and experience levels, but that does not mean they will handle your case. Often, these cases are handed off to junior assistants or paralegals. Most of these junior members have never defended a white-collar crime.
When you hire Oberheiden P.C. to represent your interests in a federal white-collar crime case, our senior lawyers don’t just show up on the eve of the trial. They are working hard to find loopholes in the prosecution’s case to create a solid defense strategy for you. When you call our office, it will go right to a senior lawyer. You will never talk to a paralegal or junior attorney with the hopes that your message gets to the right individual. We believe in providing an open line of communication between you and our legal team.
Our Senior Lawyers Will Defend You from the Following Offenses
White-collar crimes can cover a wide range of offenses. With our skilled defense team on your side, we can fight back against any charges levied against you, protecting you and your business from civil or criminal liabilities.
These following types of white-collar crimes are examples of what we handle in Jacksonville, Florida.
- Bank fraud
- Computer fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Embezzlement or theft
- Healthcare fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Investment and securities fraud
- Mail or wire fraud
- Tax fraud
Practice Spotlight: Corporate Fraud
Any illegal business activity that intends to advance the interests of a company or person engaging in that conduct is known as corporate fraud. Many times, this white-collar crime will involve the actions of executives who give their businesses an unfair advantage in the market. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) often brings corporate fraud charges against individuals or companies. Investigating corporate fraud is one of the “highest criminal priorities” at the federal government level. Some of these white-collar criminal acts can include:
- Insider deals
- Falsifying financial information
- Hedge fund fraud
Practice Spotlight: Embezzlement
Embezzlement might seem similar to theft, but there is one difference: this crime involves misappropriating property that has been legally obtained. For example, a company executive who uses business assets for personal purposes may face an embezzlement charge. The federal government will pursue these crimes and often seek the harshest sentences for them.
Practice Spotlight: Money Laundering
Money laundering is another type of white-collar crime. Usually, an individual will engage in actions that make illicitly obtain money appear to come from a legitimate source. Many individuals associate money laundering with drug trades and organized crime, but federal authorities have targeted businesses that may have engaged in these activities. Some common targets of money laundering investigations include healthcare providers and financial advisors.
Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Crimes
What Are My Next Steps If I Learn of a Pending Federal Investigation?
If there is a possibility that you or your company are under investigation for a white-collar crime, you need to take the appropriate steps to protect your interests. First, you need to seek an experienced federal defense lawyer for your case. After that, you never want to talk to any law enforcement agent or official. You could self-incriminate yourself and help their investigation. By working with an experienced federal defense team, your attorney will devise a comprehensive strategy to look for inconsistencies in the government’s case.
At Oberheiden P.C., our white-collar criminal defense lawyers are ready to discuss the specifics of your case and create a defense strategy custom-tailored to your situation.
How Will a White-Collar Investigation Begin?
Unfortunately, there are several ways that a federal investigation can begin against you or your company. In many cases, some activity raised red flags regarding your public disclosures or billing practices. The Securities and Exchange Commission may have found something unusual in their routine audits. Finally, many investigations are kicked off when an ex-employee or ex-client acts like a whistleblower and contacts a federal agency. Once the federal government learns of any potential illegal activity, they will get to work and begin an invasive investigation into you or your business. Often, these allegations are unfounded, but they can cause significant disruption to your daily life. At Oberheiden P.C., we will talk to federal investigators and find out the cause of the investigation. Usually, we can put an end to the inquiries before they cause harm to your business operations or personal reputation.
When Do I Need To Hire a Defense Lawyer?
You must immediately hire a federal defense attorney as soon as you learn of a white-collar investigation or allegation. Even after you have been indicted, there is still time to talk to a defense attorney about your situation. After you have scheduled a consultation with us, our team of attorneys and investigators will get to work. We will find out about the possible charges against you. Our team will build a solid case for your side. However, we recommend getting us on board early into the investigative stages for the best outcome.
Why Don’t You Call Your Law Firm the Best White-Collar Defense Team?
At Oberheiden P.C., we want to allow our track record of success and the experience of our legal team to speak for themselves. All our attorneys are highly experienced with investigating, defending, and prosecuting similar white-collar offenses like your case. Many of our investigators have spent years building cases for the federal government. With our inside understanding of how the federal authorities move forward in these situations, we will give you a significant advantage over other federal defense firms. All that knowledge and experience can help us protect you from any type of legal liability.
Reach Out To Oberheiden P.C. for an Effective White-Collar Defense
Whether you suspect you are under federal investigation or have been charged with a white-collar crime, you need to hire a skilled and experienced legal team to represent your legal interests. Contact our white-collar defense team at Oberheiden P.C. You can call us at 888-680-1745 or fill out the contact form to schedule a consultation.