Kansas Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Kansas Federal Criminal Trial/Litigation
When it comes to federal criminal litigation, you need attorneys with a substantial record of success. Oberheiden, P.C.’s Kansas federal criminal defense lawyers represent clients in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas (D. Kan.) and can help you prepare if the possibility of a trial is approaching. Do not delay contact us now, if you have been arrested by federal authorities, received a target letter, or been approached by agents from the FBI, DEA, IRS, OIG, or other federal agencies.
Essentially all federal crimes carry severe penalties, and unlike in most state cases, in the federal criminal justice system, the possibility for parole does not exist. Crimes such as drug trafficking, sexual abuse, and fraud can carry potential life sentences, and many other crimes carry the potential for years, if not decades, of prison time. You have no choice but to defend yourself or your business. Call us today and put experience and know-how to work for you because every moment could be crucial.
Oberheiden, P.C.’s seasoned attorneys have represented criminal defendants in trials and litigation throughout the country, including Kansas. Our team of attorneys is comprised of many former federal prosecutors who understand the process and the various stages of litigation. Our Kansas federal criminal defense lawyers are available to represent clients in the District Court for the District of Kansas (D. Kan.).
Our attorneys work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you or your business. Oberheiden P.C’s team of lawyers explores all possible opportunities to restore your freedom and get you back to normalcy by defending you effectively against federal inquests. Even though negotiating a plea deal can be an effective strategy, our lawyers have had success in convincing federal prosecutors to drop charges outright, even after a federal indictment as been issued.
Experienced and Strategic Federal Defense Lawyers for Kansas Federal Criminal Trials
The moment you decide that Oberheiden, P.C. is right for you, a relationship of trust and confidence commences. In representing individuals and businesses in federal criminal litigation, our Kansas federal criminal defense lawyer works extremely closely with their clients to tailor a proven defense strategy. Our clients are aware of the process at all times and we make sure that all of the necessary information and tools are available to our clients in order to make strategic and informed decisions. Here are some recent results in federal criminal cases.
- United States v. Client: Federal Indictment Dismissed.
- United States v. Client: Federal Indictment Dismissed.
- United States v. Client: Acquittal of All Counts at Federal Trial
- United States v. Client: Grand Jury Declined to Indict Our Client.
- United States v. Client: Government Did not Prosecute Our Client Despite Admission of Guilt.
- United States v. Client: Prosecution Declined to Continue After We Appeared in the Case.
- United States v. Client: Prosecution Declined to Continue After We Appeared in the Case.
6 Steps During Federal Criminal Litigation
Our Kansas federal criminal defense lawyers will begin our discussion of the federal criminal litigation process with indictments, however, there are numerous stages before an indictment, such as: the investigation, search warrants, administrative subpoenas, pre-charge resolution, and intervention. Indictments are often used by the federal government as a formal means to issue charges in federal criminal cases. If an indictment has been issued, this usually means that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has already taken the step of presenting evidence to a grand jury, and that the grand jury has found “probable cause,” to exist. What this means is that you are essentially implicated in a federal crime, or multiple federal crimes.
What follows an indictment is usually an internal investigation. Your defense team will need to find out issues such as:
- Were proper procedures before, during, and after the issuance of warrants and subpoenas followed?
- In which way did the government request this information?
- Is the government targeting anyone else as part of this investigation? If so, who?
- What are the reasons the government started to investigate?
- What kind of information was provided to the government?
Once this information has been gathered, your defense team can put together an effective pre-trial strategy, which can, and should, happen fairly fast.
3. Pre-Trial Strategy
It does not necessarily mean that you are headed to court if you have been arrested or indicted. During the lengthy pre-trial process, an experienced legal defense team can still secure a favorable resolution by utilizing the tools that are available. There are numerous strategies your Kansas federal criminal defense lawyers can employ on your behalf, including: poking holes in the U.S. Attorney Office’s case, raising various legal and factual arguments, and challenging the government’s investigative procedures.
4. Negotiations with the U.S. Attorney’s Office
A considerable part of the pre-trial portion in federal criminal litigation includes negotiation with the Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) who are assigned to your case. It is important to understand how to communicate effectively with these parties, because it could be crucial in yielding a pre-trial release, reduced charges, or reduced sentencing (or dropping charges entirely).
5. Pre-Trial Litigation Practice
There are numerous actions your defense team should take in concert with negotiation tactics with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Your attorneys should be filing motions, responding to motions, attending pre-trial hearings, and partaking in a multitude of other formal legal procedures. This type of work can be crucial because it can result in charges being dropped, or evidence being excluded from trial. Pre-trial litigation practice can also provide much needed leverage to break through in plea deal negotiations.
Even if your case does indeed go to trial, the possibility of discovering evidence that warrants termination of the proceedings prior to the verdict, as well as the possibility of reaching a favorable plea deal, still exist. Even if a guilty verdict is rendered against you, your defense team still has the opportunity to protect you during sentencing and reserves the right to challenge the outcome of the trial on appeal grounds.
Your Kansas federal criminal defense trial lawyers will need to prepare to aggressively represent you at trial if your court date is approaching and your case is still pending. There are numerous steps your attorneys can take, including cross-examining the government’s witnesses, questioning the government’s evidence, and presenting various legal defenses, before a verdict can be rendered.Learn more: What Are My Options after Being Federally Indicted?
How the Experienced Kansas Federal Criminal Trial Lawyers at Oberheiden, P.C. Can Help
Oberheiden, P.C. routinely defends physicians, nurses, lawyers, accountants, business owners, politicians, and anyone else seeking professional help against investigations involving the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and many others. Our experience includes:
- Former Department of Justice Trial Lawyers
- Former Healthcare Fraud Prosecutors
- More than 1,000 Federal Cases Resolved With no Charges
- No Junior Lawyers
Kansas is divided into different federal districts. The Sunflower State is part of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (in case citations, 10th Cir.). In the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, federal prosecutors are tasked to enforce federal law on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Kansas contains one federal district, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas (in case citations, D. Kan.). This district locates federal courthouses as well as branches of the Department of Justice, so-called U.S. Attorney’s Offices. The U.S. Attorney’s Offices employ federal prosecutors, also referred to as Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA).
The United States District Court for the District of Kansas (in case citations, D. Kan.) covers the counties of Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Johnson, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Labette, Lane, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Linn, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morris, Morton, Nemaha, Neosho, Ness, Norton, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Shawnee, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, Wichita, Wilson, Woods, and Wyandotte, and it hosts federal courthouses and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Kansas City (500 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66101), Topeka (444 S.E. Quincy, Topeka, KS 66683), and Wichita (401 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67202).
- Healthcare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347)
- Conspiracy to Make False Statements Relating to Healthcare Matters (18 U.S.C. 1035; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Theft or Embezzlement in Connection with Healthcare (18 U.S.C. 669; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Attempt or Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Medicare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Accept or Receive Illegal Kickbacks (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7(b)(b); 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Medicaid Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Unlawfully Use Health Information (42 U.S.C. 1320d-6; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Tax Fraud (26 U.S.C. 7206)
- Mail Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1341)
- Wire Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1343)
- Embezzlement (18 U.S.C. 641)
- Bank Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1344)
- Counterfeiting (18 U.S.C. 2320)
- Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. 1956)
- Mortgage Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1014)
- Insurance Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1007)
- Intellectual Property Crimes (15 U.S.C. 8101)
- Securities Fraud (15 U.S.C. 78j, 78jj; 18 U.S.C. 1348)
- Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. 1357; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1341; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1343; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1344; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Tax Fraud (26 U.S.C. 7206; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1348; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Use Identification Information (18 U.S.C. 1028(a)(7); 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Credit Card Fraud (15 U.S.C. 1644)
- Identity Theft (18 U.S.C. 1028)
- Computer Crimes (18 U.S.C. 1030)
- Pornography Offenses (18 U.S.C. 2427)
- Prostitution & Trafficking Offenses (18 U.S.C. 2422)
- Unauthorized Access (18 U.S.C. 1030)
Drug & Opioid Offenses
- Federal Drug Conspiracy (21 U.S.C. 846)
- Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances (21 U.S.C. 841)
- Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances (21 U.S.C. 841; 21 U.S.C. 846)
- Bribery (18 U.S.C. 201)
- Conspiracy to Commit Bribery (18 U.S.C. 201; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Obstruction of Justice (18 U.S.C. 1512)
- Perjury/ False Statement (18 U.S.C. 1001)
- Espionage Act (18 U.S.C. 793)
- Patriot Act (8 U.S.C. 1701)
- Wiretapping (18 U.S.C. 2511)
- Obstruction of Justice (18 U.S.C. 1501)
- RICO Allegations (18 U.S.C. 1961)
Federal Criminal Cases We Handle
Oberheiden, P.C. boasts a nationally recognized status and our proven methodology in every federal criminal case we handle is time-tested. If you call our Kansas federal criminal defense lawyers today, we will provide you with a free and confidential assessment of your case involving allegations of:
- Securities fraud
- Public corruption and bribery
In addition to –
- Any other white-collar federal offense
- Healthcare fraud
- Federal drug crimes
- Tax crime
Oberheiden, P.C. does not even employ paralegals or inexperienced counsel such as junior attorneys. Our experienced senior attorneys will counsel you throughout the entire duration of your case and will work very closely with you to reach the best possible result. The stakes are too high in federal litigation matters, so do not put your trust in inexperienced counsel.
Potential Defenses to Federal Criminal Charges
In order to proceed with the most effective legal strategy on the table, an in depth understanding of the unique circumstances involved and the facts, is required. Each and every case has differing circumstances, but in general, in federal criminal matters, the most effective defense strategies are:
- Asserting Affirmative Defenses – One of the tools our attorneys could utilize is called an affirmative defense. An affirmative defense does not focus on disputing that certain acts were committed, but instead showcases that these acts cannot constitute a crime under the circumstances involved. This strategy is usually utilized in concert with challenging the government’s evidence.
- Challenging the Sufficiency of the Government’s Case – Can the government, even with all of its evidence being deemed admissible and reliable, prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime or crimes alleged against you or your business? The burden of proof is on the government, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office must showcase that multiple “elements,” of a federal crime are present in order to prove that you are guilty in order to obtain a conviction.
- Disputing the Government’s Evidence – Your Kansas federal criminal defense lawyer needs to ask important questions such as: is the evidence allowed or inadmissible because it was collected as “Fruit of the poisonous tree,” or hearsay? Remember, it’s the government’s job to prove your alleged guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Our task will be disputing the admissibility and strength of the government’s evidence against you.
- Asserting Constitutional Violations – There are numerous Constitutional violations that could have a monumental impact on your case. Perhaps you were arrested without probable cause or stopped without reasonable suspicion, or perhaps your Miranda rights were not read to you, or read to you too late. Our highly committed Kansas federal criminal defense lawyers will leave no stone unturned to get the best possible result.
About Oberheiden, P.C. | Kansas Federal Criminal Trial Lawyers
Oberheiden, P.C. can help you craft a strong and effective defense strategy to help you avoid charges in federal crime allegations. Our attorneys carry decades of the necessary and crucial experience it takes to understand the intricate federal litigation process. It all starts with a confidential and free case assessment. Our Kansas federal criminal defense attorneys will walk you through your options and can travel to meet you at your location in Kansas at any moment.
Our law firm takes pride in the fact that we have a national reputation of success for our federal litigation defense work. Oberheiden, P.C. has become a source of experienced knowledge for clients and media outlets alike. Our law firm is led by its founding attorney, Dr. Nick Oberheiden, as well as other experienced counsel. Many of the attorneys within our practice have years of experience on both sides of federal litigation and can put that knowledge to work for you. Call our Kansas federal criminal defense lawyers for a free assessment today.
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If you are facing federal charges in Kansas, we urge you to contact us to speak with a member of our defense team right away. You can contact us 24/7. And if an attorney is not available immediately, we will schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. Call our Kansas federal criminal defense lawyers at (888) 519-4897, or tell us how to reach you online now.
This information has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information may constitute attorney advertising in some jurisdictions. Merely reading this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes in the future. Oberheiden, P.C. is a Texas professional corporation with its headquarters in Dallas. Mr. Oberheiden limits his practice to federal law.