Montana White Collar Crime Attorneys
821 N 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
If you or your company is under suspicion of committing a federal white-collar crime, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. The federal white-collar crime defense lawyers at Oberheiden P.C. are dedicated to protecting businesses and individuals who have been accused of committing various federal crimes in Montana and throughout the United States.
A Reputable Federal White-Collar Defense Law Firm
White-collar crimes are often serious allegations that can carry significant consequences. Some examples include:
- Antitrust violations
- Bank fraud
- Computer fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Tax fraud
- Wire fraud
Having a reputable and experienced legal team on your side is crucial to defend against these types of charges. For that reason, you can trust Oberheiden P.C. to represent you at the federal level.
Any allegation of a white-collar crime is serious, leading to severe penalties with a conviction. Often, these charges begin as a tip to a federal law enforcement agency. With any accusation, these agencies will use their full resources and manpower to investigate and prosecute these cases thoroughly. Generally, these cases are handled by one or more agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, or the Drug Enforcement Administration.
With the government looking to secure a conviction, it is essential to have a strong defense team to fight against these charges. The federal defense lawyers at Oberheiden P.C. are experienced in handling these types of cases and can help you assemble the best possible defense.
How Is Oberheiden P.C. Different from Others?
At Oberheiden P.C., we are proud to be a unique law firm in a couple of ways. First, we handle federal offenses exclusively. This sets us apart from white-collar defense firms that primarily focus on state offenses in state court. The differences between state and federal crimes can be significant, and it is essential to have a legal team that understands these nuances and has experience in the federal system. Other defense lawyers who primarily work in state court may find themselves overwhelmed when facing the resources of a large federal law enforcement agency.
In addition, we do not have junior associates on our staff. When you call our law firm, you will speak directly with a senior attorney. This helps to ensure that your needs and concerns are appropriately addressed and that there is clear communication between you and the senior members of our legal team. With this approach, our legal team ensures you receive the highest level of representation in and out of the courtroom.
We Are Ready to Defend Your Rights
White-collar crime allegations can take many forms, and it is important to have a skilled and knowledgeable defense team to protect you and your company from potential legal consequences.
At Oberheiden P.C., we have handled various white-collar crime cases. With our experience on your side, we can fight back against these allegations and defend your rights. Some of the cases our legal team has handled include the following:
As the market becomes consolidated through mergers and acquisitions, federal law enforcement agencies have increased their efforts to enforce the current antitrust laws. Enforcement of antitrust violations covers large mergers and allegations of criminal activity, such as avoiding competition with other companies, price fixing with competitors, and bundling products to hinder competition. Since many of these accusations are vague, it is common for normal business practices to be perceived as potentially anti-competitive. In turn, that leads to investigations and potential charges for antitrust violations.
Simply conspiring to commit a white-collar crime can be considered a criminal offense by the federal government. Even if you did not complete the alleged misconduct or abandoned the plan before you carried it out, you may still face serious accusations of conspiracy to commit a criminal act. This type of charge highlights the importance of having skilled legal representation to defend against these accusations. At Oberheiden P.C., we understand how to defend our clients against conspiracy allegations successfully.
Healthcare providers may face a range of federal allegations related to the fraudulent use of healthcare funding. These types of cases often attract the attention of law enforcement agencies, especially when federal sources of healthcare funding, such as Medicare or Medicaid, are involved. Healthcare fraud can take several forms, including providing unnecessary medical care, billing for services that were not provided, or improperly coding the care provided to bill at a higher rate.
These federal healthcare investigations are initiated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), or the Department of Justice (DOJ) for potential civil or criminal charges. However, even if a law enforcement agency decides not to get involved, whistleblowers may still pursue civil liability for healthcare fraud under federal laws, such as the False Claims Act. When the funding in question comes from Medicare or Medicaid, it is crucial to have a skilled legal team to defend against these allegations.
Brokers and financial firms may find themselves as the subject of a securities fraud investigation. These allegations can include insider trading, investment fraud, embezzlement of funds, and misrepresentation of material information. The federal government can pursue securities fraud offenses in either civil or criminal court. In the event of a conviction, these white-collar offenses can carry significant consequences in civil and criminal cases.
With any accusation of a white-collar crime, you will want to have a skilled and experienced team on your side. At Oberheiden P.C., we have successfully handled thousands of cases. Contact us today to learn how our attorneys can assist you in Montana.
FAQs: Get Your White-Collar Questions Answered
Why Is a Federal Law Enforcement Agency Contacting Me?
When you are contacted by the FBI, DEA, IRS, or another agency, they are likely investigating a federal crime. At this point, it may not be clear if you are the subject of the investigation or just a witness to a potential crime. Remember that you are not required to answer their questions. In most situations, politely declining to talk to the agent is in your best interest. Instead, you should contact a knowledgeable federal criminal defense law firm. With their assistance, you can understand the nature of the investigation and determine the best way to respond to these investigators.
If you find yourself in this situation in Montana, make sure to contact the legal team at Oberheiden P.C. immediately.
What Happens If I Have Been Indicted?
If you have been indicted on federal charges, the federal prosecutors have completed their investigation and presented their case to a grand jury. These jury members have determined that there is probable cause to believe you committed a white-collar offense. At this point, the federal government is already several steps ahead of you regarding case preparation. Any indictment requires experienced legal representation. Once you reach out to Oberheiden P.C., our attorneys will help you understand the charges and build a solid defense strategy to fight these accusations in court.
Is There a Possibility of Prison Time?
White-collar crimes can carry the potential for jail or prison time. In recent years, federal law enforcement agencies have cracked down on these types of offenses. Federal prosecutors often seek the harshest penalties to “make an example” of these defendants. Along with incarceration, those convicted of a white-collar crime may have to pay restitution and fines, face public scrutiny, and lose all professional licenses. The consequences of these crimes are severe, and you will want a reputable federal defense legal team on your side.
If you are facing charges for a white-collar crime, Oberheiden P.C. has skilled federal criminal defense attorneys who may be able to help you avoid the most severe consequences of a criminal conviction. Reach out to us so that we can learn more about your case.
Why Do I Need a Federal White-Collar Defense Attorney?
If you are under investigation or have been indicted for a federal crime, it is crucial to seek the help of a reputable federal criminal defense lawyer. Federal prosecutors are highly trained and rarely make mistakes. Once you have become aware of an investigation, these skilled investigators and prosecutors are well on their way to building a strong case against you. Working with Oberheiden P.C. as soon as possible can help increase the chances of avoiding a conviction. Our attorneys will often negotiate with prosecutors before an indictment is filed. If that is not possible in your situation, we will work on developing a strong defense strategy against any charges. No matter the investigation stage or type of case, our federal white-collar defense law firm will provide you with valuable assistance and representation.
Experienced Representation for Your Federal White-Collar Case in Montana
If you are facing an investigation or charges for a white-collar crime, you will want to seek the assistance of a qualified federal criminal defense team. Oberheiden P.C. can help defend you against these charges or accusations. Our attorneys and investigators have extensive experience handling these types of cases and will use their legal knowledge to your advantage.
Time is essential with these federal cases. You want to have a legal team in place once you have been indicted or know of a federal investigation. Schedule a free consultation by calling 406-823-2877 or filling out the online form.