Nebraska Federal Criminal Defense
Want the Most Experienced for Your Nebraska Case?
Meet attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden. Trained at Harvard Law School and UCLA Law, a Ph.D. attorney, featured by media stations throughout Omaha, North Platte, and Lincoln, Nick offers Nebraskans a federal practice experience— second to none. As one of the few lawyers nationwide, Nick limits his practice to government investigations and federal criminal defense. If you need a lawyer with hundreds of federal cases handled, look no further. These are some of Nick’s last federal cases:
- United States v. Client: Dismissed.
- United States v. Client: Dismissed.
- DEA Search Warrant: No Charges.
- DEA Opioid Investigation (Physician): No Charges.
- DEA Overdose Investigation (Physician): No Charges.
- FBI & OIG Health Care Fraud Case: No Charges.
- FBI Computer Crime Case: Probation.
Hire confidence. Hire experience. Hire Dr. Nick Oberheiden. Call today and get a free consultation or ask Nick to meet you to discuss the best strategy. Call 866-Hire-Nick to speak to Nick directly, including on weekends.
Accused, Afraid, Arrested? Call 866-Hire-Nick
Federal prosecutions in Nebraska have reached new heights. In addition to more classic federal drug conspiracy and computer crime cases, prosecutors are at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Omaha (1620 Dodge St, # 1400, Omaha, Nebraska 68102) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lincoln (100 Centennial Mall N # 487, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508) have recently extended their list of targets to now include prescribers of controlled substances, pharmacies, health care businesses, and many more people exposed to federal felony charges.
Don’t let this happen to you. You have built a career, a business, a livelihood. Don’t let the government take all of this away. If you have reason to believe that you are under investigation by the DEA, the FBI, or the Department of Justice in Nebraska, call federal government defense attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden for free and confidential advice. Nick has handled hundreds of federal cases and concluded the vast majority of them with no criminal charges, no license revocation, and no professional board action for his clients.
- Opioid Fraud Cases (Overdose, Search Warrant, Arrest)
- Medicare Fraud
- False Claims Act Cases
- Illegal Kickbacks
- Money Laundering
- Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Bank Fraud, Tax Fraud
- Federal Conspiracy Charges
- Computer Crimes
Nebraska federal criminal defense attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden offers years of experience in federal courts. Nick has argued complex health care fraud cases and any imaginable accusation of federal felonies at U.S. Attorney’s Offices, FBI, DEA, IRS, and U.S. Secret Service offices across the country and negotiated favorable case outcomes at the Washington D.C. headquarters of the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Inspector General, and other federal law enforcement agencies. Nick assists clients with:
- Arrest & Indictment in Federal Court
- Government Investigations
- DEA Opioid Cases
- DEA Drug Diversion
- DEA Opioid Overdose Cases
- DEA Drug Distribution
- OIG & FBI Health Care Fraud
- White-Collar Offenses
- Computer Crimes
- Grand Jury Subpoena
- OIG Subpoena
- Target Letter
- Search Warrant
Nick has defended pain management specialists, psychiatrists, family doctors, internal medicine doctors, podiatrists, rheumatologists, dentists, lawyers, prosecutors (!), business owners, CEOs, corporate board members, pilots, serial entrepreneurs, and so many more. Call Nick today and defend your future at 866-Hire-Nick.
Q & A With Nebraska Federal Attorney Nick Oberheiden
Why Does the DEA Target Doctors in Nebraska?
The DEA investigates physicians who have prescribed controlled substances, in particular pain medications, to chronic pain patients or cash paying patients, between 2014-present. The Department of Justice and the DEA take the position that pill mill operations caused drug diversion and addiction in large areas of Nebraska. The Justice Department’s announcement to prosecute physicians of all specialties and pharmacies should put health care providers on high alert as many doctors nationwide have already been arrested and jailed for alleged opioid fraud.
What Penalties Could Nebraskan Physicians Face in Opioid Investigations?
Doctors or pharmacists found guilty for dispensing medically unnecessary opioids are subject to 21 U.S.C. 841, 846 (drug dealing) and 18 U.S.C. 1347 (health care fraud). Both statutes contain significant fines, including federal imprisonment of up to 10 years per count. Avoid these consequences, call for help today!
Why Do Prosecutors Like to Claim a Federal Conspiracy?
18 U.S.C. 371 is a federal statute that gives federal prosecutors significant leeway charging multiple defendants in a single case. Besides the fact that doing so is a more economic way to prosecute several people simultaneously in one indictment, prosecutors like the fact that these co-defendants or co-conspirators don’t have to have close ties. Sufficient is that everyone provided some contribution to the overall success of the alleged criminal scheme. For example, in a federal health care kickback case, prosecutors may charge a pharmacists, a physician, and a marketer in the same case claiming that the kickback occurred within this triangle—even if, for example, the physician and the pharmacist may have never talked to each other.
- 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)
Do Judges in Nebraska Follow the Federal Sentencing Guidelines?
Federal judges in Nebraska are not bound by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Nonetheless, in the interest of uniform standards, judges in Omaha and Lincoln do consider the recommendations presented to them by the U.S. Probation Office. In federal cases, a U.S. probation officer will calculate a sentencing range based on the defendant’s offense, the damage caused, prior criminal history, and many other factors, and then recommend this calculated range to the presiding sentencing judge.
What Do Nebraska FBI Agents Investigate?
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) utilizes agents and special agents in Nebraska to investigate federal crimes. While there are many other federal law enforcement agencies specialized in specific offenses (e.g. the U.S. Secret Service investigates currency offenses, the DEA investigates drug offenses, the HHS-OIG investigates health care fraud), virtually all federal cases involve the Justice Department’s main enforcement agency, the FBI, in some capacity.
Will Nick Take My Case?
Just ask him and get a free consultation. Call 866-Hire-Nick and Nick will have the time to discuss your questions and concerns.
Call 866-Hire-Nick to Defend Your Future
Dr. Nick Oberheiden limits his practice to federal law and he is admitted in all federal courts in Nebraska. If you would like to speak with Nick or meet him, call him directly on his mobile phone, including on weekends, at 866-Hire-Nick. You can also contact him online. All consultations are free and 100% confidential.
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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