Nebraska White Collar Crime Attorneys
At Oberheiden P.C., our white-collar criminal defense attorneys represent professionals, business owners, executives, and other individuals who have been accused of committing a federal white-collar crime in Nebraska. These offenses carry significant fines and potential imprisonment terms. Our team is dedicated to defending our clients against these charges. We will work tirelessly to reach a favorable outcome in your case.
Choose Oberheiden P.C. for Your Legal Defense Team
Why should you trust the attorneys, investigators, and trial consultants at Oberheiden P.C.? First, our law firm specializes in federal offenses. With that, we distinguish ourselves from many white-collar defense firms that primarily handle state offenses in state court. The differences between state and federal crimes are significant. These differences are often overlooked by defense attorneys who do not have experience in federal court. Often, these attorneys believe they have the skills to take on your case. In reality, a lack of experience puts them at a disadvantage when facing the power and resources of the federal government and the world’s most powerful law enforcement agencies. Our law firm’s attorneys are highly experienced in handling these types of cases. We can effectively defend you against federal charges with our legal team’s extensive knowledge and background.
Second, we do not have junior associates or paralegals on our team. You will speak with a senior attorney handling your case when you contact us. This ensures that your concerns and needs are addressed promptly. Additionally, with a direct line of contact, there is no miscommunication between you and the lawyer responsible for your case. Oberheiden P.C. provides personalized and effective representation for every client.
We believe in taking a proactive approach to defending our clients against these criminal charges. Many law firms take a “wait and see” policy, but we are different. Our attorneys will not wait to see how the prosecution’s case develops before creating a defense strategy. However, we will reach out to federal investigators and prosecutors to understand the allegations and evidence against our clients. With this approach, we have avoided charges in almost 92% of cases. When we quickly resolve the matter, you can prevent any damage to your reputation and livelihood.
Are You the Subject of a Federal Investigation?
If it is a possibility that you or your business may be the subject of a federal white-collar investigation, it is important to determine all the potential charges that may be brought against you. White-collar investigations usually involve a variety of federal offenses. In many situations, federal law enforcement agents and prosecutors may attempt to establish multiple charges. While you may be worried about numerous charges, even a single offense carries the possibility of imprisonment, fines, and other sanctions. The federal court system is complex, and without proper representation, you could risk your livelihood, freedom, and reputation. Allow the skilled defense team of Oberheiden P.C. to help you navigate the complex legal process and protect your rights.
In our experience, federal white-collar criminal investigations often involve allegations of the following offenses:
- Antitrust Violations
- Bank Fraud
- Computer Fraud
- Healthcare Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Intellectual Property Crimes
- Securities Fraud
- Wire Fraud
In a federal white-collar criminal investigation, you must understand the specific allegations against you. Our team at Oberheiden P.C. includes former federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents who can provide guidance regarding your specific case. With their legal background and knowledge, you can feel confident that your defense is focusing on the proper allegations and not exposing you to additional federal charges.
Practice Spotlight: Financial Fraud
Financial fraud is a top priority for federal law enforcement agencies. Over the past several years, a few cases have brought this issue to the forefront of law enforcement’s investigative efforts. The Securities and Exchange Commission has also stated they will continue prosecuting companies that delay filings or mislead investors.
In addition to financial fraud, bank and mortgage fraud cases have been receiving renewed attention from federal authorities. Cryptocurrency fraud is another area of concern that federal enforcement agencies have closely monitored. The SEC, IRS, and other agencies have recently investigated fraudulent practices involving blockchain technologies and virtual currencies. The federal government has been targeting both corporate organizations and individuals in these types of cases.
Practice Spotlight: Conspiracy to Commit Fraud
During any type of white-collar investigation, there is a possibility of being charged with conspiracy. Under the federal conspiracy statute, individuals can face criminal repercussions even if they have not successfully committed a federal white-collar offense. Some common conspiracy charges that may be brought to federal court include:
- Conspiracy to accept or receive illegal kickbacks
- Conspiracy to commit bank fraud
- Conspiracy to commit mail or wire fraud
- Conspiracy to commit securities fraud
- Conspiracy to commit tax fraud
When being investigated for a white-collar crime, you need the right defense strategy since a single conspiracy charge can result in fines and several years of imprisonment. At Oberheiden P.C., we have successfully defended clients against these conspiracy charges.
Practice Spotlight: Securities Fraud
The SEC investigates a variety of securities fraud cases, including those involving public companies, private corporations, and individuals. Many of the recent investigations have centered on IPO fraud, investor fraud, insider trading, and brokerage firm misconduct. These allegations include money laundering, tax evasion, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) violations. With the threat of any of these charges, you want to hire an experienced federal white-collar law firm in Nebraska. At Oberheiden P.C., our legal team will build a strong case to defend you against these allegations.
Answering Your FAQs About Federal White-Collar Crimes
Why Is the Federal Government Investigating Me?
White-collar investigations can begin in a number of different ways. One common way is through the reporting of alleged wrongdoing by whistleblowers. These individuals, usually current or former clients or employees, can bring evidence of criminal or fraudulent activity to the attention of law enforcement agencies. Once they have received this information, the federal agency may decide to launch a full-scale investigation.
In other cases, potential incriminating information discovered in tax returns, public statements, or filings may raise suspicion of illegal activity and start the investigation process. Additionally, investigative agencies may proactively monitor certain industries or individuals for potential unlawful activity. No matter how an investigation begins, individuals and businesses under investigation need to defend themselves against possible charges.
Are These Cases Considered Criminal or Civil Offenses?
While white-collar crimes are criminal offenses, many investigations into these crimes initially start as civil or administrative matters. If these non-criminal inquiries uncover evidence of possible illegal activity, the information may be forwarded to a federal law enforcement agency, such as the Department of Justice. In turn, these agencies will investigate the claims, which can lead to a criminal case. Working with an experienced federal white-collar defense law firm is vital whether you are facing criminal or civil charges. Reach out to the attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. to discuss your case.
What Are Potential Consequences?
The consequences of a conviction for a white-collar crime will vary depending on the specific law that was violated. The courts may impose various penalties in these cases. These penalties include professional sanctions, financial payments, and imprisonment.
- Professional sanctions can include the loss or restriction of professional certifications or licenses, which can be detrimental for certain professionals.
- Financial penalties for white-collar crime convictions can be significant, including fines, penalties, restitution, and interest payments. Depending on the offense, these charges can amount to hundreds or even millions of dollars.
- Many white-collar crimes are classified as felonies. These carry a prison sentence of more than one year.
It is important to note that even if an individual avoids imprisonment, the professional and financial consequences of a white-collar crime conviction can last for a lifetime.
What Steps Should I Take If I’m Under Investigation or Indicted?
If you are being investigated or under indictment for a white-collar crime, you want to take immediate steps to protect your interests. Here are some things you should do as soon as possible.
- Hire an experienced white-collar criminal defense lawyer
- Don’t speak to law enforcement unless under the advice of your attorney
- Develop a comprehensive defense strategy to challenge the government’s allegations
At Oberheiden P.C., our white-collar criminal defense lawyers have the knowledge and resources to help you protect your rights and interests during this legal process.
Why Doesn’t Oberheiden P.C. Call Itself the Best Law Firm?
At Oberheiden P.C., we have a strong track record of success in defending against white-collar crime charges. Our attorneys have defended and prosecuted these crimes throughout their careers. With that knowledge, we can accurately predict law enforcement actions based on the evidence gathered during an investigation. Our experienced attorneys will develop effective defense strategies to protect you from civil or criminal liability and sanctions. While we do not claim to be the best white-collar crime defense firm, you can look at the results from our previous cases.
Schedule a Consultation With a Federal White-Collar Attorney in Nebraska
By giving our experienced attorneys time to review the facts and develop a defense strategy, we can increase your chances of a positive outcome. It is crucial to retain legal representation as soon as you suspect you are under an investigation or have been indicted. If you want to speak with one of our highly experienced Nebraska white-collar criminal defense attorneys, call 402-523-2124 or contact us online.