Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers in Edmond, Oklahoma
In Edmond, Oklahoma, we have federal criminal defense lawyers who can represent you in criminal allegations. If you’re under investigation, have been subpoenaed, or federal authorities have filed charges against you in district court, call (888) 680-1745 to talk to one of our attorneys here at Oberheiden P.C.
Federal criminal allegations are matters that both individuals and entities should handle with extreme seriousness. If you’re investigated, charged, and convicted, the penalties imposed can change your family, professional, and personal lives for the worse. You may be sentenced to serve decades in federal prison and potentially fined a lot of money, sometimes even millions. Since prosecutors pursue federal offenses aggressively to hold the persons involved accountable, hiring a qualified legal counsel is critical to increase the chances of achieving the desired outcome.
At Oberheiden P.C. we provide strategic legal representation services to individuals and companies in Edmond, in Oklahoma, and throughout the United States. Due to the severity of criminal cases, we don’t work with junior associates; our team is only comprised of senior attorneys with decades of experience in the legal sector. Some of these senior attorneys worked formerly as federal prosecutors with the Attorneys’ Office and the DOJ, and therefore, they can provide better insights into the accusations you’re facing. Whether you’re under investigation, have been served with a subpoena, or have been charged in federal district court, we can assess your specific circumstances and develop a defense plan to obtain the most favorable result. Contact us through (888) 680-1745 to learn more about how we can assist you.
The Cases We Handle Here at Oberheiden P.C. in Edmond, Oklahoma
Our practice is dedicated to representing individuals and organizations in all kinds of federal criminal allegations. Whether you’re being targeted by the Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Attorney’s Office, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), or any other federal law enforcement agency, we can represent you. We have defended against all major federal crimes while representing business owners, company CEOs, politicians, public figures, licensed specialists, and other high-net-worth and high-profile individuals. Our attorneys are available to provide professional legal representation services in the following and other federal crimes:
Fraud Claims / Healthcare Fraud
One of the most common federal offenses that individuals and entities face is fraud. Our attorneys can handle cases concerning fraudulent actions against government benefit programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare, government contract fraud, and other types of fraud. Our Edmond criminal defense lawyers have in-depth knowledge about the various federal fraud statutes, and they can use that expertise to argue on your behalf. We can confidently handle allegations involving securities fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, mail and wire fraud, insurance fraud, and others.
Our senior attorneys have many years of experience in handling white-collar crime involving a broad variety of offenses. They can handle crimes starting from conspiracy and attempt to drug-dealing claims such as the production and distribution of illegal substances, terrorism claims, and business-related offenses. If federal authorities are investigating you for these and others such as forgery, identity theft, embezzlement, copyright infringement, etc., contact us for expert representation.
If you’re being investigated for a financial crime, federal authorities are suspecting you of using illegal means to secure debt, money, or other things of value, or utilizing these things for unlawfully. Individuals and entities can face financial crime charges involving money laundering, theft of government property, tax evasion, bribery, public corruption, Internal Revenue Code (IRC) violations, and various other offenses under federal laws.
The Three Stages of the Federal Prosecutorial Process
If federal authorities want to prosecute you, the process involves three main stages. Each stage is different from the other, and it requires its own unique strategies for better defense. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge about what happens in each part of the process, and they can stay on top of any factual developments to ensure their strategies are updated. They can re-evaluate their approach and shift both resources and focus immediately.
1. Federal Investigation
The federal government cannot seek an indictment without conducting thorough investigations first to collect all the necessary evidence. These investigations mostly involve agencies such as the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the United States Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and/or other federal law enforcement agencies.
A federal investigation doesn’t mean you’re guilty. When you hire us at this stage, we strive to terminate these investigations without any formal charges by the prosecutors. We do this by employing our efforts and resources to evaluate your situation as fast as we can and determine the best opportunities that we can use to discourage prosecutors from seeking an indictment. Termination of the federal investigations saves you money and helps you avoid other risks that may emerge during other stages of the process.
2. Getting the Grand Jury Subpoena
Before the prosecutors seek an indictment, they must first subpoena you to appear before a grand jury. Here, they’ll present their collected evidence and prove that there are “reasonable grounds” or “probable cause” to charge you formally. Since you’re not entitled to an attorney when you appear before a grand jury, prior preparation with your legal representative is crucial. He/she will guide you into making informed decisions for a favorable outcome. Our attorneys here at Oberheiden P.C. have helped many of our clients resolve their cases at this stage, and they can help you too.
3. Criminal Trial
After an indictment, the prosecutors file formal charges and the case gets set for trial. However, formal charges do not mean the only option is going to verdict; opportunities are available to obtain a better outcome between the date when formal charges were filed and the date you’re set to be tried. At Oberheiden, P.C., we’ve had charged dropped entirely and convinced judges to reduce felonies to misdemeanors so that our clients can avoid jail time. For cases that have gone to verdict, we have achieved many “not guilty” outcomes.
Q&A with Oberheiden P.C.’s Edmond Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
Q: Which action should I take when I realize I’m a suspect in federal criminal investigations?
As soon as you realize you’re a target in a federal investigation, contact an attorney. It doesn’t matter which agency is targeting you, OIG, DEA, FBI, or DOJ, seek legal counsel immediately. Going forward, your attorney will act as your legal representative to provide you with the necessary guidance in each part of the process. That being said, you shouldn’t do anything relating to your case without consulting him/her first.
Q: Is answering the investigators’ questions a must?
NO! By answering any of their questions, you risk incriminating yourself and landing yourself into additional trouble. Remain silent even if the investigators try to make it look like you don’t have any other option but to provide answers to their questions. Remember, these federal agents can and will hold anything you say against you. Be extremely careful.
Q: Can you help me avoid imprisonment?
We can’t provide a definite answer to this question without assessing your situation. Contact us with all the facts and information relevant to your case and we’ll evaluate your risk of going to prison. However, keep in mind that we have experienced attorneys who fight in all possible ways to help our clients avoid imprisonment, including negotiating the reduction felonies to misdemeanors.
Q: Should I work with the investigative authorities if I am innocent?
No, unless your attorney determines it’s safe to cooperate and won’t get you into further risks. Note that no matter how innocent you believe you are, that won’t discourage federal prosecutors from trying every possible way to ensure you’re convicted. And even if you didn’t perpetrate the actual crime in question, you can still face conspiracy and attempt charges.
Q: Am I guilty of a federal offense?
Making assumptions that you’re already guilty or you’ll be found guilty won’t do you any good. It’s even too early to make those assumptions. You’ve not been charged yet; the investigative agents are still collecting evidence. You also have a plethora of possibilities to defend yourself and minimize the chances of formal charges. Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can help you if you’re under investigation.
Q: How long before the federal prosecutors file formal charges?
If federal authorities have just begun the investigations, you may have multiple options at your disposal. However, if the authorities started investigating you a while back, charges may be coming soon. Either way, we have attorneys available 24/7 to cater to your legal representation needs. If needed, we can even provide emergency representation.
Q: Are you available to represent me in Edmond?
Yes, we can serve you no matter where you’re located in Edmond, in Oklahoma, and nationwide. We handle cases for clients in all 50 US states. Contact us to speak to one of our Edmond federal criminal defense lawyers and schedule your consultation.
Let Us Know How We Can Help With Your Edmond Federal Criminal Defense Case
If your business, practice, or reputation is at risk because of a federal criminal investigation or charge, contact us here at Oberheiden P.C. We’ll use all our available resources and expertise to fight for a favorable outcome. For more information, call (888) 680-1745 or message us online to schedule your free and confidential consultation.