Long Island Federal Criminal Defense
Proven White-Collar Crime Attorney Serving Long Island, NY
There is no shortage of lawyers in Long Island. However, if you are under investigation by the federal government, the rules are different. Just like you wouldn’t look for a dentist to operate on your knees, you shouldn’t look for just any lawyer (or just any defense lawyer) when trying to prevail against the FBI, the DEA, the IRS, and the Department of Justice.
Your focus should be two criteria: experience and performance. Regarding the first one, experience, every lawyer will tell you that he or she is experienced. Well, that may be true, but what specific experience in federal cases does that lawyer have? Keep in mind that 95% of all criminal cases in New York are non-federal. That means that 95% of all criminal defense lawyers spend the vast majority of their time in state court. Defending drunk drivers and shoplifters, however, is not an experience that matters much when you need a lawyer to negotiate your freedom with highly trained FBI agents and sophisticated Assistant United States Attorneys from the Department of Justice in the Eastern District of New York. So, here are the questions to ask:
- What Percentage of Your Practice Is Dedicated to Federal Criminal Defense?
- What Were Your Outcomes in the Last 200-300 Federal Criminal Cases?
- Who at Your Firm Would Represent Me?
With true experience comes performance. At the end of the day, what you care the most about is the outcome. How did my lawyer candidate do in the past? How often does he or she “win?” What are my chances to end this case as a free person? Will I keep my license? Will I go to jail? Part of your interview process should be answers to these questions. You deserve to know whether you are investing money into a kamikaze project or whether the money is well invested into your future and your freedom.
Long Island Lawyer Nick Oberheiden Will Protect Your License and Your Freedom
Meet Long Island federal criminal lawyer Dr. Nick Oberheiden. Nick is one of the few lawyers nationwide that focuses his practice on federal cases (experience). Trained at Harvard Law School in negotiations, Nick has resolved hundreds of federal cases without his clients being criminally charged, found civilly liable, or found guilty (performance). To give you a representative flavor, here are a few of Nick’s recent cases:
- Example 1: DEA Drug Diversion (Physician): No Charge.
- Example 2: Drug Offenses (Controlled Substances Act): No Charge.
- Example 3: Health Care Fraud (Physician): No Charge.
- Example 4: Grand Jury Investigation: No Charge.
- Example 5: Grand Jury Investigation: No Charge.
- Example 6: Grand Jury Investigation: No Charge.
- Example 7: Federal Computer Crime: Probation.
Truth is, when you hire Nick, you will experience a different type of lawyer. There is a reason why clients from 38 different states (and all over New York) have hired Nick to save them against unjust charges. Media stations in all 50 states have featured Nick for his federal litigation and federal criminal law experience, including live commentary on 1,200 radio stations and hour-long special feature interviews of Nick on national stations.
Nick delivers. No matter what your situation is, Nick will not stop thinking about a solution in your case. For example, Nick recently represented a Long Island physician facing a federal life-in-prison sentence. Case outcome? No charges! Or, take this example: Nick represented a New York individual in a complex federal grand jury investigation. Nick’s client was a declared target by the FBI and the Department of Justice for kickbacks and violations of the Controlled Substances Act. Case outcome? No charges!
Nick’s results are no magic. Nick is a hard worker, who does not delegate your case. No junior lawyer, no secretary, no paralegal will touch your case. Ever! When you hire Nick, you get Nick and a team of exceptional lawyers.
Call Nick today at 214-692-2171 (this is Nick’s personal cell phone) and put an end to your nightmares! Get reliable advice. Today. Don’t give the government more time; strike back with a strategy that makes sense and has worked in so many past cases!
How to Avoid the Harsh Penalties in East New York Federal Criminal Cases: 214-692-2171
To reiterate the point made above about the need for specific federal law experience, it is no secret that penalties in federal cases can be both severe and devastating. In particular when contrasted to state law offenses like domestic violence, almost all federal cases are charged as felonies. Rarely, does the government prosecute (or offer) federal misdemeanor cases. That said, almost all federal felonies have a punishment range of up to 10 years federal incarceration per each count and per each offense. Notably, money laundering, mail fraud, and wire fraud even propose a sentencing range of up to 20 years per count.
Common Federal Offenses
- Federal Conspiracy Charges
- Opioid Fraud Cases (Controlled Substances Act)
- Medicare Fraud
- False Claims Act Cases
- Illegal Kickbacks
- Money Laundering
- Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Bank Fraud, Tax Fraud
- Computer Crimes
Common Federal Conspiracy Charges
- 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 Obstruction of Justice (18 U.S.C. 1518, 1519; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Identity Theft (18 U.S.C. 1028A; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Make False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters (18 U.S.C. 1035; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances (21 U.S.C. 841; 21 U.S.C. 846)
- Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Theft or Embezzlement in Connection with Health Care (18 U.S.C. 669; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Attempt or Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1349; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Medicaid Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1348; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Unlawfully Use Health Information (42 U.S.C. 1320d-6; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Use Identification Information (18 U.S.C. 1028(a)(7); 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Bribery (18 U.S.C. 201; 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 Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. 1357; 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)
The key to a successful defense is to take the first signs of an investigation seriously and to immediately seek shelter with a trusted Long Island federal attorney. The chances to intervene, explain, and resolve things early on in a case are disproportionally higher than defending an already charged case. In other words, you control the outcome to some extent by getting effective legal advice quickly rather than sitting back and allow for things to take its course. Only once you speak to an attorney, you and your lawyer of choice can assess the situation and determine what exposure you may have and what defenses may apply. Simply relying on a “No Intent” strategy may work in state cases, but it doesn’t work in federal court.
- Arrest & Indictment in Federal Court
- Rumors of a Government Investigations
- Investigators Trying to Interview You/Affiliates
- Insurance Audit (in Health Care Cases)
- Grand Jury Subpoena
- OIG Subpoena
- Target Letter
- Search Warrant
If you experience any of these “symptoms,” you should act without hesitation. Get a trusted and tested lawyer. If you want to discuss your situation with Nick, all you have to do is call him directly at 214-692-2171. Nick has handled hundreds of federal cases and avoided criminal charges for pain management specialists, psychiatrists, family doctors, internal medicine doctors, podiatrists, rheumatologists, dentists, lawyers, business owners, CEOs, corporate board members, pilots, serial entrepreneurs, and just anyone in Long Island, in New York, and across the United States.
Call 214-692-2171 for a Free Consultation
If you would like to speak with Dr. Nick Oberheiden or meet him, then don’t wait. Call him directly on his mobile phone, including on weekends, at (214)469-9009 or contact him online. All consultations are free and 100% confidential.