Dade County Criminal Defense Lawyers - Oberheiden, P.C.
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Dade County Criminal Defense Lawyers

Linda Julin McNamara
Attorney Linda Julin McNamara
Dade County Criminal Defense Team Lead
Former Deputy Chief, Appellate Division
Dade County address – by appointment only:
2980 NE 207 Street, 3rd floor
Aventura, FL 33180

Dade County, also known as Miami-Dade County or simply “Greater Miami,” is the most populous county in the state of Florida and one of the biggest metros in the country. It’s also the site of ongoing federal audits, investigations, and raids. Federal agents from the IRS, FBI, DEA, and OIG have identified Dade County as one of the nation’s top targets for federal criminal investigations. A growing number of businesses and working professionals are targeted in high-stakes investigations. If you are under investigation, suspect you might be soon, have recently learned of information implicating you or your company, or if criminal charges have already been filed, take urgent action to protect yourself. Speak to an experienced federal criminal defense attorney today. Oberheiden, P.C., is a federal criminal defense law firm with a national presence and a long record of results. Our Miami criminal defense attorneys represent individuals and businesses in Dade County in federal criminal matters of all kinds.

Our firm offers 100+ years of combined experience in federal law, including several former U.S. prosecutors who left the federal government to become private defense lawyers instead.

Are You Being Investigated by the FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA in Dade County?

If you are targeted by the FBI, DEA, IRS, or HHS – OIG in Dade County, everything you say and do from this point on can impact your case. It’s in your best interest to consult with a Miami criminal defense lawyer who has experience in handling these agencies. It’s important that your lawyers have a record of intervening during a federal investigation to prevent the filing of charges. That is the outcome you need to fight for because it makes all the difference. Penalties for federal crimes are very serious. At Oberheiden, P.C.:

  • We fight to Avoid Charges in Every Case. If you have not yet been charged, this means you still have the opportunity to avoid prosecution. We have resolved the majority of our clients’ cases without charges being filed. Avoiding charges is our primary goal in every investigation we handle.
  • We Rely on Extensive Federal Experience to Execute Strong Defense Strategies. Because of our extensive experience on both sides of FBI, OIG, DEA, and IRS investigations, we are able to build strong defense strategies for our clients. We have refined our approach by practicing exclusively in the area of federal defense. Our work is well established, and we have negotiated with most of these federal agencies over the years.
  • We Help Our Clients Make Confident and Informed Decisions. Do you need to answer a federal agent’s questions? What if you are late responding to a civil investigative demand (CID) or administrative subpoena? What should you do if you are aware of self-incriminating information? Questions like these aren’t uncommon. You aren’t the first business owner or white-collar professional in Dade County to find yourself confronted with them. We can help you answer them wisely and in compliance with the law.
  • We Focus on the Unique Aspects of Each Individual Case. In fact, they might be the very thing to bring your investigation to an end. That’s why we ask you the right kinds of questions from the very beginning. There may be an overlooked fact that turns the whole investigation on its head. Legal elements of proof are highly specific. Facts become our tools to thwart the government’s effort to meet its burden of proof. You can count on us to turn over every stone.
  • We Never Give In. Instead of rushing into the easiest plea bargain or settlement, we set our sights on a better future for our clients. That is, going home free and clear with zero charges filed. While we can’t guarantee a specific outcome in advance, our philosophy for criminal defense is an aggressive one. We work until we’ve exhausted every option to avoid charges.

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)

Why Am I Being Investigated by the…

…Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)?

The FBI is the primary agency responsible for enforcing federal laws in the United States. Its task is to investigate:

  • Terrorism,
  • Computer crimes,
  • Internet crimes,
  • Organized crime,
  • Public corruption, and
  • Drug crimes.

The FBI is very active in Miami Dade County, so it may be involved in any number of state and/or federal investigations. (Learn more about the FBI’s investigative mission)

…Office of Inspector General (OIG)?

The official mission of the OIG is “to protect the integrity of Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) programs as well as the health and welfare of program beneficiaries.” For criminal offenses, the HHS – OIG primarily investigates healthcare providers suspected of Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Department of Labor (DOL) fraud. Dade County is home to one of the country’s nine Medicare Fraud Strike Force offices, and the OIG is one of the key players in those cases. If you think you may be under criminal investigation for healthcare fraud in Dade County, take action right away. Contact a Miami criminal defense attorney.

…Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?

While most people think of the IRS as an agency principally interested in collecting money, the agency also has a substantial criminal enforcement division. First and foremost, the IRS polices individuals and businesses suspected of underreporting income, underpaying taxes, or otherwise violating the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). But the IRS also helps the FBI and other federal agencies in cases of money laundering and other financial crimes. If you think the IRS may have a criminal case against you, contact a Miami criminal attorney right away.

…Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)?

The DEA plays both a regulatory role and a law enforcement role. As a law enforcement agency, it is responsible for investigating drug-related offenses at the federal level. Most people associate the DEA with illegal street drugs. But the DEA also polices prescription drugs. One of the DEA’s top priorities is diversion control. That is, thwarting the unlawful distribution of opioids and prescription painkillers. Dade County has typically been home to a very large number of drug-related federal charges. If the DEA has informed you of a criminal law investigation, contact the Miami criminal attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. as soon as possible.

Q&A with a Federal Defense Attorney

Q: Am I really guilty of a federal criminal offense?

It is far too early to make this type of determination. Assuming you are guilty of a crime is a common mistake, yet a grave mistake in criminal defense cases. If you have not been found guilty in a court of law, then you are not legally guilty at this point. In fact, if you’re still under investigation, the government doesn’t yet have enough evidence to formally accuse you of a crime. There is still a chance to avoid charges, or a conviction, but investigations can move quickly. Don’t delay. Even if you think you broke the law, you might be surprised to learn the law doesn’t say what you think it says. What it actually says is what matters. And our defense attorneys in Miami, FL can help. We offer confidential, judgment-free consultations, so call us or contact us online. We’re here 24/7/365, even on holidays.

Q: What are the penalties for federal crimes?

The penalties vary a great deal, depending on the crime and the circumstances. But, in the federal criminal justice system, you’re almost always looking at serious outcomes. Such as years to decades of imprisonment and thousands to millions of dollars in fines. Companies can face criminal liability, too, and those consequences can effectively end the business. Professionals can lose their licenses. Citizens can lose some of their rights. It’s an extremely serious matter.

Q: Can your firm represent me in Dade County?

Yes. We maintain a national presence and our Dade County federal criminal defense attorneys are able to represent clients nationwide. We have represented clients in 21 states and counting, including Florida. We can conduct your complimentary case assessment by phone or video conference. If needed, our federal criminal defense lawyers can travel to Dade County on a moment’s notice to implement an aggressive defense strategy for your case.

Speak with a Dade County Federal Criminal Defense Attorney about Your FBI, IRS, DEA, or OIG Investigation

Dade County Criminal Defense Lawyers Oberheiden, P.C.’s Dade County federal criminal defense lawyers have real experience handling serious federal investigations. If your business, practice, or reputation is at risk for investigation or is charged with a federal crime, we will use our experience on both sides of federal cases to develop a custom strategy. Our one and only goal is protecting you. Keeping you in business, out of prison, and away from financial ruin is paramount. For more information and legal advice relevant to your investigation in Dade County, please set up a free and confidential case assessment with our office, right away. Simply call 305-694-5300 or tell us how we can help online now. Simply call 305-694-5300 or tell us how we can help online now.

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