Experienced Legal Representation for Your Federal Case in Lexington, Kentucky
Lesington Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Dr. Oberheiden Represents Individuals and Organizations Targeted in DEA, FBI, IRS, and OIG Investigations
For many people, Lexington, Kentucky is the perfect place to live. With its tranquil horse farms and bustling city center, it is the ideal location to live, relax, and earn a living. But, in recent years, Lexington has become known not for its idyllic setting, but for its presence at the center of many high-profile federal investigations. From drug trafficking and money laundering to health care and insurance fraud, prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lexington are aggressively pursuing cases against individuals and organizations suspected of all types of federal crimes.
If you have received a letter or subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office or if you have been contacted by agents from the DEA, FBI, IRS, or OIG, what do you need to know? What do you need to do in order to avoid going to trial and facing the potential for huge fines and long-term imprisonment? While there are several steps you need to take (and mistakes you need to avoid), the most important thing you can do right now is to hire an experienced Lexington federal criminal defense lawyer.
Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Federal Criminal Defense Attorney with a National Reach Practice
Dr. Nick Oberheiden is a federal criminal defense attorney who represents clients in Lexington, Kentucky, and other cities around the country. His experience includes successfully resolving hundreds of federal investigations and prosecutions – in many cases without his clients being exposed to any charges or penalties. Dr. Oberheiden is one of a limited number of criminal defense attorneys whose practice is devoted exclusively to federal litigation. And with his experience in cases involving health care fraud, prescription drug fraud, and related federal allegations, he offers his knowledge and insights for challenging, for example, faulty investigative practices and overcoming prosecutors’ misguided assumptions.
Call (214)692-2171 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Answers to FAQs: Overcoming Challenges During Federal Investigations in Lexington, Kentucky
Q: What Should I Do If Federal Authorities Are Demanding My Billing Records, Patient Records, or Personnel Files?
During a federal health care fraud or prescription drug fraud investigation, it is common practice for the investigating authority (such as the DEA, FBI, IRS, OIG, or U.S. Attorney’s Office) to demand years’ worth of business records. In many cases, it simply will not be possible to produce these voluminous records by the government’s deadline – even setting questions of relevance aside. But, you need to respond appropriately, as failing to respond (or attempting to withhold records) can lead to charges for obstruction of justice. After assessing the government’s demand, Dr. Oberheiden, an experienced and proven Lexington federal criminal defense lawyer, can request an extension and work to reduce your disclosure obligations to the greatest extent possible.
Q: What Does It Mean if I Am Being Accused of Playing a Role in a ‘Conspiracy’?
For federal prosecutors, the conspiracy charge under 18 U.S.C. 371 is a highly-effective tool for soliciting information during the investigative process. In order to be charged with a conspiracy, you do not need to have any direct ties to the other people involved. As a result, prosecutors will frequently pit “co-conspirators” against one another in order to obtain the evidence they need to pursue charges for health care fraud, Controlled Substance Act violations, and other substantive criminal offenses.
Q: Can I Refuse to Answer Federal Agents’ Questions until I Speak with an Attorney?
Yes. You are entitled to legal representation during your federal investigation, and it is critical that you exercise this fundamental right. Unless you have personally handled hundreds of federal cases, you do not have the experience needed to defend yourself as effectively as possible. Call our tough and winning Lexington federal criminal defense lawyer.
Discuss Your Case with Lexington Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden
To learn more about how Dr. Oberheiden can help with your federal investigation, call (214) 692-2171. Your initial consultation is 100% free and confidential, and Dr. Oberheiden will make arrangements to meet with you as soon as possible.