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Mesa White Collar Crime Attorneys

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick OberheidenMesa White Collar
Criminal Defense Team Lead
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Arizona address – by appointment only:
7600 N 15th St. Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85020

A federal investigation can have an impact on your personal and professional life. It can disrupt your daily operations and divert your attention from important tasks. At this point, you must defend yourself against criminal charges. An accusation of criminal wrongdoing can harm your reputation and potentially ruin your business. Additionally, the consequences of a federal conviction can be severe, including astronomical fines, long prison sentences, and other penalties that can have a lasting impact on your life.

Given the potential severity of these consequences, you will want a strong and effective defense strategy to protect yourself from these legal challenges. At Oberheiden P.C., you have a team of skilled and experienced attorneys who focus on federal white-collar criminal defense. With our assistance, we can develop a comprehensive plan to address the specific charges against you.

Hire Oberheiden P.C. for Your Legal Needs

At Oberheiden P.C., our white-collar defense lawyers are committed to providing you with the highest level of dedication for your federal criminal case. With extensive experience handling complex white-collar crimes, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the legal landscape and know what to expect in these cases. This allows us to develop strong, tailored defense strategies that are unique to your situation. Additionally, many of our senior attorneys have prior experience working in the Department of Justice and other federal agencies, where they have prosecuted similar cases. Our valuable insight and perspective are vital when it comes to helping you make informed decisions about your legal options. With our team of experienced attorneys, you can be confident that you are in good hands and have the best chance of achieving a favorable outcome in your case.

Federal criminal prosecutions differ significantly from state-level cases. When a person is charged with a federal crime, the prosecution has already conducted a thorough investigation and has often presented evidence to a grand jury. If you have received a subpoena, the jury has likely already found enough evidence to proceed with the case. By the time you have been charged with a crime, the prosecution has already built a strong case against you.

For this reason, it is important for anyone under investigation or charged with a federal crime to seek the assistance of our experienced federal white-collar defense law firm. Our legal team can help you understand the charges, outline the potential consequences of a conviction, and develop an effective defense strategy.

At Oberheiden P.C., we pride ourselves on the level of service and representation that we provide to our clients. We understand that being charged with a federal crime can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. We believe in taking immediate action to build a strong defense.

Our team of experienced senior attorneys will not wait for the prosecution to present their case in court. Instead, we will reach out to the federal prosecutors as soon as possible to gain a full understanding of the accusations in the case. With our knowledge of the federal court system, we anticipate the prosecution’s arguments and develop a defense strategy for you.

Since our legal team consists of senior-level attorneys and experienced law enforcement investigators, we understand how the government builds cases against businesses and individuals. Our attorneys have successfully advocated to prosecutors to drop federal criminal charges against our clients. In many situations, we have been able to close investigations before they damage our clients’ businesses and reputations.

With our knowledge and experience, we can work tirelessly to develop a defense plan customized to your situation. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you. If you are facing federal criminal charges, you can trust that Oberheiden P.C.’s team will protect your rights, freedom, and reputation.

We Represent White-Collar Defendants in Mesa, Arizona

Many white-collar crimes, particularly felonies, are pursued by federal law enforcement agents in federal court. It is important to understand and appreciate what this means.

First, the federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. are among the most powerful in the world. The reputations that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other agencies like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have built for themselves are legitimate. They all have lots of very experienced personnel who know how to do their job.

Those are the people you will be going up against if you have been accused of committing a white-collar offense such as health care fraud, credit card fraud, insurance fraud, tax fraud, or other non-violent crimes that are financially motivated. Getting the best defense team you can is essential.

Second, it means that your case will proceed through the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. This federal trial court has full-service branches and courthouses in:

  • Phoenix
  • Tucson
  • Yuma
  • Flagstaff
  • Prescott

Generally, if you were charged in Mesa, your arraignment, pre-trial process, and trial will be held in Phoenix at the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse at 401 West Washington Street.

Should you need to appeal the outcome of your trial, your appeal would be heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. While the Ninth Circuit has courthouses in San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland, cases that originate in Arizona tend to be heard by the judges at the Pasadena branch in the Richard H. Chambers Courthouse at 125 South Grand Avenue.

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)

White-Collar Crimes Are Serious Offenses

White-collar crimes are non-violent financial offenses often committed by professionals or businesses. They can have severe repercussions for both the accused (state and federal charges) and the victims. Our firm specializes in defending clients facing accusations of white-collar crimes throughout the country. Some of the most frequent cases we handle include the following:

  • Healthcare Fraud: This fraud occurs when healthcare providers, such as doctors or hospitals, submit false claims to insurance companies to receive payment for services that were not provided or were unnecessary.
  • Bribery: Offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting anything of value in exchange for an illegal or unethical favor.
  • Tax Fraud: Intentionally underreporting income, failing to report all income, claiming false deductions, or failing to pay taxes.
  • Mail Fraud: Using the U.S. mail system to carry out a fraudulent scheme.
  • Wire Fraud: Using electronic communications to carry out a fraudulent scheme.
  • Embezzlement: Theft or misappropriation of funds entrusted to an individual or business.
  • Money Laundering: Concealing the proceeds of illegal activity by making them appear to be legitimate funds.
  • Mortgage Fraud: Providing false information on a mortgage application to obtain a loan or receive a larger loan than the borrower is qualified to borrow.
  • Currency Schemes: Illegal activities involving the use of currency, such as counterfeiting or structuring transactions, to avoid reporting requirements.
  • Forgery: Creating or altering documents with the intent to deceive.
  • Securities Fraud: Misrepresenting or omitting material facts to persuade someone to invest in securities.

White-collar crimes are serious offenses that can result in severe penalties, including fines and imprisonment. If you or your business is facing accusations of a white-collar crime, contact a federal white-collar crime attorney at Oberheiden P.C. After a consultation help you make an informed decision, we will start protecting your rights and strategizing a plan for your case.

Federal White-Collar Crime Frequently Asked Questions

Why Did the Federal Government Target Me for an Investigation?

The federal government may investigate your personal or business dealings for various reasons. Some possible triggers for a federal white-collar investigation include:

  • Suspicious billing practices or disclosures by your company
  • Concerns raised by a whistleblower
  • Routine audits by government agencies
  • Reports from other organizations or agencies

Even if a specific event or concern triggers an investigation, it does not mean that you or your company are guilty of wrongdoing. Federal investigations can be complex and time-consuming. Reach out to our legal team to discuss your unique situation.

Why Are Federal Agents Reaching Out to Me?

If federal agents contact you, they suspect you have information relevant to a potential investigation. Even if you believe you are innocent of any crimes, speaking with federal agents without consulting a reputable federal white-collar defense lawyer can be risky. Agents may talk to individuals as part of their investigation. To protect yourself and your interests, it’s best to politely decline to discuss any matters with them. Our defense attorneys serving Mesa, AZ, will be able to advise you on your rights and responsibilities, helping you navigate the complex legal process of a federal investigation. They can also represent you in court and negotiate on your behalf with federal prosecutors. Additionally, our legal team will let you know the consequences of talking to federal agents.

Is Federal Incarceration a Possibility in My Case?

White-collar crimes are often considered less severe than other types of criminal offenses, but the reality is that they can carry significant prison sentences. Federal prosecutors take these cases seriously. Generally, when they have built a case against an individual or business, they will often seek the maximum penalty possible. Unfortunately, this means there is always the possibility of federal prison time for white-collar crimes.

You do not want to underestimate the seriousness of these white-collar charges. For that reason, we will take immediate action to protect yourself and your interests. Our federal white-collar defense team may be able to have the charges against you dismissed or negotiate for a lighter sentence. Remember that the outcome will depend on the specific circumstances of your case.

What Is the Most Effective Defense Strategy?

At our law firm, we have a wide range of strategies that we can employ to defend you against federal charges. When you retain our services in Mesa, AZ, Mesa white collar crime lawyers of our firm will thoroughly review the details of your case. Along with that, we will evaluate all the relevant facts to determine the most effective approach for your specific situation. We understand that every case is unique. That is why we take a personalized approach to each case we handle. Our team of senior attorneys will work closely with you to understand your case’s specifics and tailor a custom-fit defense strategy to your needs.

Are You the Best Law Firm in the United States?

We do not claim to be the best federal defense firm, but we are proud of our record of success in handling white-collar crime cases. Our legal team has many years of experience in this area of law. We understand the nuances and complexities of navigating the federal court system. Our entire legal team knows the tactics and strategies needed to achieve a successful outcome in these cases. With that experience and knowledge in this field, we are well-equipped to defend our clients and protect their interests.

Contact Oberheiden P.C. for a No-Obligation Consultation

When you retain the services of the Mesa white-collar crime attorneys at Oberheiden P.C., our team will work closely with you to thoroughly analyze your situation and determine the most effective strategy for your case in Mesa, Arizona. Our team can speak with you at any time and provide you with a confidential and free consultation. Do not just hire any law office. Seek legal representation from experienced lawyers in AZ assisting people in protecting their reputation, freedom, livelihood, and career against federal charges. Contact us today by filling out our online contact form or by calling 888-680-1745 to learn more about how we can help you.

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