Muskogee, OK Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Oberheiden P.C. is now representing Native Americans in federal criminal defense cases involving Tribal Fraud, Theft of Tribal/Federal Money and Public Corruption Cases.
If federal authorities have launched bribery, tax evasion, fraud, drug-related, or any other criminal allegations against you, you need an experienced attorney to represent you. Federal law crimes are serious and carry potentially life-changing penalties. We at Oberheiden P.C. can ensure your rights are protected throughout the investigation or charge process. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.
To confidently defend yourself when facing federal investigations or charges, you need to comprehensively understand the allegations leveled against you. Many people make the mistake of assuming that because they’re entitled to a “fair” trial, they’re also entitled to all the information concerning the allegations. However, that isn’t always the case, and it can be very challenging to determine the exact accusations against which you need to defend yourself.
At Oberheiden P.C., we don’t proceed with a case before thoroughly evaluating it. Our attorneys have handled more than 500 trials and 1000 federal investigations, and they can use that experience to obtain the right information needed to formulate the suitable defense strategies in your situation. Our team also employs aggressive intervention strategies to slow down investigations and get enough time to get the necessary details required to build a personalized defense. Note that we’re not like other law firms who keep their clients in the dark while representing them; we work with you every step of the way to let know you what you can do to assist in your defense.
If you’re facing federal criminal charges or investigations in Muskogee, Oklahoma, let our highly qualified attorneys here at Oberheiden P.C. represent you. We’re available 24/7 and therefore, you can call us at any time to let us know about your case. Remember, the sooner you get in touch, the sooner we can handle your issue before it becomes much worse. Call us through 888-680-1745 to confidentially talk to one of our senior attorneys.
Which Cases Can We Handle in Muskogee?
No matter the federal crime allegation you’re facing locally in Muskogee, regionally in Oklahoma, or any part of the country, we can represent you. Whether you’re facing a drug-related crime, fraud accusations (insurance, securities, mortgage, healthcare, etc), or a white-collar crime allegation, our team can employ immediate action and start the process of getting you out of the legal problem.
As we mentioned earlier, federal criminal accusations in Muskogee carry hefty penalties. Hence, don’t risk trusting yours to a law firm that’ll assign it to a junior associate. Oberheiden P.C. takes pride in a team of entirely senior lawyers with decades of experience in the legal industry. They can confidently handle allegations concerning:
- Drug crimes (manufacture and distribution)
- Insurance fraud
- Intellectual property (IP) theft
- Healthcare fraud
- Wire and mail fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Securities fraud
- Government property theft
- Attempt to commit a crime
- Bank fraud
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
- Terrorism accusations
- Public corruption and bribery
It’s not uncommon to see federal authorities in Muskogee pursuing charges for various related and unrelated crimes for Native Americans. For instance, if you’re facing a public corruption or healthcare fraud case, prosecutors may add money laundering, wire fraud, and mail fraud charges as well. In addition to that, even if you didn’t succeed in committing the offense, you can still be fined and risk long-term imprisonment under conspiracy and attempt statutes. Sometimes you can even face the same penalties that would have been imposed if you were found guilty of committing the actual crime.
Federal Criminal Prosecution Has Three Fundamental Stages
The federal criminal prosecution process has three main stages. Note that in each stage, we develop custom-tailored approaches depending on what exactly our client is facing. Our attorneys also adapt their strategies to any new information that may come to light. The process of legal representation is a dynamic one that requires continuous re-evaluation and shifting of resources and focus. Our attorneys are adequately trained and experienced to adapt to any changes that may occur and provide an aggressive defense.
1. Federal Investigation
This is the first stage in criminal prosecution. Most investigations involve various agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and departments like the Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Office of Inspector General (OIG). Depending on the criminal allegation, other agencies and departments may also be involved in the investigations. During this part of the process, our primary objective is getting the federal authorities to stop the investigation without filing any charges. To fulfill this objective, we employ quick action to evaluate all the information concerning the accusation and determine the strategies we can use to persuade prosecutors not to pursue charges against our client.
2. Grand Jury Subpoena
Let’s assume prosecutors have decided to go ahead and file charges; they must first get a grand jury subpoena. Now, if you receive a subpoena to testify in front of a grand jury, immediate preparation is vital. To press charges, all the prosecutors need to show “probable cause” at this part of the process. While the standards of establishing “probable cause” are much lower than those of proving ” beyond a reasonable doubt” at trial, there are still various ways to prevent a federal indictment. We can say this with confidence because our lawyers have effectively settled many cases at this stage.
3. Criminal Trial
If the prosecutor succeeds in establishing probable cause and files formal charges, your status will change from a “suspect” or “target” to a “defendant.” Even though your case may ultimately go to verdict, opportunities may emerge to help you get you a favorable outcome between your formal charge date and trial date. Here at Oberheiden P.C., our senior attorneys have had charges dropped entirely, and they have successfully negotiated pleas for the reduction of felonies to misdemeanors to help our clients avoid imprisonment. They have also handled cases that resulted in “not guilty” outcomes at trial.
Q&A With Oberheiden P.C.’s Criminal Defense Attorneys
Q: I have realized I’m a suspect in a federal investigation, what should I do?
If you realize the DEA, FBI, DOJ, OIG, or other agencies and departments are targeting you, get legal representation as soon as possible. Prompt action is very important. From that point forward, your attorneys should be the only ones who will do the talking. You should also refrain from taking any action yourself without guidance from your legal representative.
Q: Investigators are asking me questions, do I have to answer them?
The simple answer to this question is NO. You need to exercise your right to remain silent because you risk saying things that can and will be used against you. While the investigators can make the situation seem like you don’t have any other choice but to answer their questions, or try to convince you that answering is in your best interests, don’t do it. Talk only through guidance from your legal counsel.
Q: Will you ensure I don’t get imprisoned?
This isn’t a question we can answer just like that. For us to determine your risk of going to prison, we need to thoroughly assess all factors relevant to your case. However, note that our attorneys have fought for many clients in the past and achieved “not guilty” verdicts.
Q: I am innocent, is cooperating with the government’s investigation a wise decision?
No, don’t cooperate unless your legal counsel directs you otherwise. While you may believe you’re innocent, that won’t stop prosecutors from trying their best to ensure you’re convicted. And as we mentioned earlier, even though you didn’t commit the actual offense, federal prosecutors may charge you with attempt or conspiracy.
Why Choose Oberheiden P.C.? Here Are 5 Reasons
If you’ve been arrested, placed under investigation, received a grand jury subpoena, or charged with a federal crime, you need to make the wisest decision when it comes to your Muskogee, Oklahoma federal criminal defense. Here are five reasons why Oberheiden P.C. makes an excellent choice.
- A good countrywide reputation – We have earned a good reputation for providing effective legal representation in high-risk cases.
- A 100% focus on federal cases – We’re committed 100% to offering representation in federal cases.
- Our attorneys have handled lots of cases – Collectively, our attorneys have handled more than 500 trials and 1000 investigations. Handling cases as many as these means we’re well-versed with the criminal justice process.
- We have former federal prosecutors in our team – Some members in our federal criminal defense team served formerly as prosecutors and trial attorneys with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice.
- Free and confidential initial consultation – To assure you of our commitment to helping you, our consultations are free and confidential.
Are you looking for a Muskogee, Oklahoma federal criminal defense attorney? Meet our team of highly skilled and experienced attorneys.
Contact Us to Speak to a Muskogee Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer in Confidence
To learn more about how our team can help with your federal criminal matter in Muskogee, Oklahoma, contact us today and schedule your free consultation. You can call us through 888-680-1745 to talk to one of our senior attorneys, or request your consultation online.