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Our Missouri Practice Experience

  • Grand Jury Subpoenas
  • Federal Trial Lawyers
  • Whistleblower Cases
  • HHS, DEA, IRS, OIG, FBI Cases
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • OIG Subpoenas
  • Search Warrant Defense

Our Federal Practice Experience:

Missouri Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

Oberheiden, P.C. has successfully represented various clients throughout the U.S., including Missouri, in specifically federal defense litigation.  Oberheiden, P.C., unlike most law firms, has solely devoted its practice to federal litigation cases, and our attorneys have unparalleled experience in this field of law.  Don’t put your trust in an unproven attorney, and call our Missouri federal criminal defense lawyers at (888) 519-4897 now for a free and confidential consultation with one of our federal defense attorneys.

How the Experienced Missouri Federal Criminal Trial Lawyers at Oberheiden, P.C. Can Help You

Oberheiden, P.C.’s attorneys routinely defend other attorneys, physicians, nurses, accountants, business owners, politicians, CEOs, 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 Health Care and Financial Fraud Prosecutors
  • More than 1,000 Federal Cases Resolved With no Charges
  • No Junior Attorneys

Oberheiden, P.C. represented individuals and corporations in hundreds of federal criminal cases.  Our Missouri federal criminal defense lawyers focus exclusively on federal defense litigation, meaning we do not handle state cases.  We have tailored our practice to providing well-researched and developed federal legal defense.

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.

Federal litigation features the added risk of criminal prosecution and sentencing, which can include severely long prison sentences and substantial fines.  Oberheiden, P.C.’s team of attorneys can help you avoid charges entirely.  In Missouri, AUSAs (Assistant United States Attorneys) typically pursue multiple counts for a variety of charges.  We have helped hundreds of clients across Missouri and the rest of the country avoid prison sentences and paying enormous fines to the government.  Call our Missouri federal criminal defense lawyers today for a free and confidential case assessment.

An Experienced and Proven Federal Defense Team for All Aspects of Federal Criminal Cases in Missouri

An effective defense to federal criminal charges has a better chance of success the more time you provide your attorneys to create effective countermeasures.  This is why contacting an attorney as soon as you learn about a possible investigation against you or your business is crucial.  If you believe that the IRS, FBI, OIG, DEA, or another federal agency might be investigating your business in Missouri, or you have received a grand jury subpoena (or target letter) from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis, do not hesitate.  Our Missouri federal criminal defense lawyers can walk you through your next steps and provide a free and confidential consultation.

1. Investigation

What is more common than not is that numerous federal agencies work in concert as part of a greater investigation, such as the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and others.  In this investigative phase, you will have your first opportunity to defend yourself or your business against allegations.  Your Missouri federal criminal defense lawyers can do this by securing answers to two possible questions:  (1) which agencies are specifically involved, and (2) what the exact nature of the investigation is, and whether it is criminal or civil in nature.

2. Grand Jury

A grand jury is a tool that allows federal officials to formally pursue criminal charges against individuals and businesses.  Your first step, if you receive notice, should be to contact an attorney who focuses on federal litigation, immediately.  Experienced Missouri federal criminal defense lawyers can help you craft a response, and help you understand how to challenge it, in whole or in part.

There is a reason why experience matters so much in federal litigation.  Understanding how to raise the right legal defenses and understanding how to communicate effectively (including negotiating) is key to helping clients avoid charges and resume a normal life.  Our firm never skips any steps, and provides comprehensive and detailed counsel.

3. Pre-Trial

Seeking a favorable resolution prior to the trial is one of the strongest strategies available to your attorneys.  Most charges are resolved during the pre-trial stage and an effective Minnesota federal criminal defense lawyers will know which steps to take in order to accomplish this.  Oberheiden, P.C.’s attorneys have a combined century of experience when it comes to working with U.S. Attorney’s Offices in order to have charges dropped entirely on behalf of our various clients across the U.S.  This includes reaching plea bargains and negotiating effectively in order to secure leverage.

4. Trial

During federal trials, the goal of the defense is to prevent the prosecution from meeting the burden of proof.  This can be done several different ways:

  • Insulating yourself from criminal culpability by presenting affirmative defenses
  • Cross-examining the government’s expert and fact witnesses
  • Challenging the sufficiency of the government’s overall case or the truthfulness of the government’s evidence.
  • Having evidence deemed inadmissible at trial

5. Sentencing

Even if it does come down to a guilty verdict against you, contrary to what other attorneys might say, your fate is never predetermined, and there is still room to get a favorable outcome.  Our Missouri federal criminal defense lawyers can find a way to minimize the consequences of a conviction.

6. Appeal

Even if a guilty verdict is ultimately rendered against you or your business, it still does not mean that you are out of options entirely.  Even though the grounds for appeals can be limited in federal criminal trials, our firm has extensive experience when it comes to preserving effective appellate arguments and maintaining an active appellate practice in addition to representing individuals and corporate defendants at trial.

How the Experienced Federal Criminal Trial Attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C. Can Litigate Your Missouri Defenses

Our attorneys regularly defend health care providers, 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 Health Care Fraud Prosecutors
  • More than 1,000 Federal Cases Resolved With no Charges
  • No Junior Associates or Paralegals

Missouri is divided into different federal districts. The Show Me State is part of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (in case citations, 8th Cir.). In the United States District Court for the District of Missouri, federal prosecutors are tasked to enforce federal law on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Missouri is divided into two federal districts, the Eastern District and the Western District. These districts locate federal courthouses as well as branches of the Department of Justice, so-called U.S. Attorney’s Offices. The U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Missouri have federal prosecutors, also referred to as Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA).

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri covers the counties of Crawford, Dent, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maries, Phelps, Saint Charles, Saint Francois, Saint Louis, Warren, Washington, the independent City of St. Louis, Adair, Audrain, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Shelby, Scotland, Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Sainte Genevieve, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard, and Wayne and it hosts federal courthouses and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in St. Louis (111 South 10th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102), Cape Girardeau (555 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703), and Hannibal (801 Broadway, Hannibal, MO 63401).

The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri covers the counties of Bates, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Ray, St. Clair, Saline, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Hickory, Howard, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Howell, Laclede, Oregon, Ozark, Polk, Pulaski, Taney, Texas, Webster, Wright, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Putnam, Sullivan, Worth, Barry, Barton, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Stone, and Vernon and it hosts federal courthouses and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Kansas City (400 E. 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106), Jefferson City (80 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101), and Springfield (222 N. John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO 65806).

Health Care Offenses

  • Health Care Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347)
  • Conspiracy to Make False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters (18 U.S.C. 1035; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • 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. 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)

Financial Crimes

  • 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

  • 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)

Other Offenses

  • 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)

Learn More about Your Case

If you would like more information about defending yourself against federal criminal charges in Missouri, we encourage you to read:

  • What Are Conditions for Pre-Trial Release? – If you have been detained pending trial, our first step will be getting you out of incarceration. Our Missouri federal criminal defense lawyers understand what it takes to defend you against government allegations.
  • Federal Grand Jury Subpoena Defense – It is a complicated and serious matter responding effectively to a grand jury subpoena. Read about how an experienced attorney would handle such a situation because a federal grand jury is much different from a state petit jury.
  • What Are My Options after Being Federally Indicted? – Dr. Nick Oberheiden will walk you through your options to defend yourself against government allegations, even if you have been federally indicted. You still have choices on the table – find out how you can take advantage of them.
  • What Is the Burden of Proof in Federal Criminal Cases? – The expression, “beyond a reasonable doubt,” is very important – find out what it means, and how a jury might judge your own innocence if the case reaches the verdict portion. In a federal trial – the burden of proof is always on the government, and your legal defense team could take advantage of the situation on your behalf by utilizing the proper legal defenses.
  • How to Prepare for a Criminal Trial – Discover how even everyday actions could substantially impact your case (including posting on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram). Find out how serious actions such as destroying evidence could be crucial in the outcome of your case and read about the options at your disposal as you prepare yourself for trial.
  • How Can I Prepare for My Sentencing Hearing? – Discover what the necessary components of preparation for the possibility of a sentencing hearing are. Find out how you can insulate yourself from severe fines and penalties.

FAQs: Facing a Federal Investigation or Federal Criminal Charges in Missouri

Q: What should I do if I have received a subpoena or target letter in Missouri?



The first step should always be to contact an attorney, especially if you have received a grand jury subpoena or target letter from a federal agency such as the DEA, FBI, IRS, or OIG.  Such documents could be a signal that you are the subject of a federal investigation. Oberheiden, P.C.’s attorneys can advise you on your next steps and how to adequately and effectively respond to these government tactics.

Q: If I have been indicted, do I have any chance of avoiding a conviction at trial?



An indictment does not mean you cannot avoid a conviction at trial.  Our Missouri federal criminal defense attorneys have many decades of federal litigation experience with a track record of aiding clients avoid charges and obtain acquittals.

Q: How do I know if my investigation or charges are civil or criminal in nature?



Determining whether your investigation is criminal or civil will be crucial, and our attorneys can help you accomplish this task.  Oberheiden, P.C.’s team will work with you throughout the entire process and allow you to make wise decisions when it comes to your case.

Q: What can I expect during a free case assessment?



Our dedicated Missouri federal criminal defense lawyers will walk you through the process, step by step.  Our free and confidential legal consultation will explain the strategies we would use if you hired us as your legal defense team.

Contact Oberheiden, P.C., Speak with Our Missouri Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you need a Missouri federal criminal defense attorney, contact us immediately to schedule your free case assessment. To discuss your case in confidence, call us at (888) 519-4897 or send us your contact information online now.

Who Will Handle Your Case

When you hire us, you will not work with paralegals or junior lawyers. Each lawyer in our Health Care Practice Group has handled at least one hundred (100) matters in the health care industry. So, when you call, you can expect a lawyer that immediately connects with your concerns and who brings in a wealth of experience and competence. For example, you need someone like Lynette S. Byrd, a former federal prosecutor in health care matters, who recently left the government and who is now sharing the valuable insights she gained as a health care prosecutor with our clients.

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