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Brooklyn Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Experienced New York Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Offer Proven Results to Clients in Brooklyn

Brooklyn address – by appointment only:
68 Jay St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Are you a target of a federal investigation in the Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn? Did federal agents from the FBI, DEA, or OIG come to your home or business to serve a grand jury subpoena or target letter? Did they try to interview you? Were you recently arrested on federal charges? If so, it’s time to consult with lawyers who dedicate their practice to defending clients against federal investigations.

  • Featured by Media Stations Throughout New York and Nationally
  • Former Department of Justice Trial Attorneys
  • Former Federal Prosecutors with Substantial Trial Experience
  • Proven Track Record Built in 2,000 Federal Cases

If recently arrested on federal charges in Brooklyn or the surrounding area, Oberheiden, P.C. offers strong and proven defense approaches. We base our strategy on real experience gained from government service and hundreds of defended cases


New York attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden, partner and founder of Oberheiden, P.C., has been featured by media stations locally in New York as well as nationally across the United States (e.g. Fox News Live, Radio America, Lars Larson Show, and many more) for his expertise in federal law and constitutional law.

“It is very clear to me that Nick Oberheiden has a deep understanding of health law issues. [He] has been instrumental in managing and resolving many difficult legal matters [and] is always relentlessly focused on the critical issues that matter most. Nick is very dedicated and . . . displays a high degree of professionalism. I would not hesitate in recommending Nick for the most important of legal matters.” – Satisfied Client

“I hired Nick Oberheiden and Oberheiden, P.C. to defend me in a criminal healthcare matter. From the first moment I met with Nick[,] my wife and I knew that he [would provide] the help I need[ed]. And yes, Nick got me out of trouble. No charges. Case Dismissed.” – Satisfied Client

Why You Need Experienced Attorneys For Current Prosecutions in Brooklyn

Brooklyn and the Eastern District of New York are known for having one of the highest federal law enforcement and federal prosecution intensity in the country. Statistically, of all the 96 federal districts, the Eastern District of New York produces an unusual ratio of federal prosecutions to number of residents. Notably, Brooklyn is home to some of the country’s most notorious and specialized task forces. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force in charge of healthcare fraud investigations being only one of them.

This density of enforcement is worsened by a recent announcement by the Attorney General of the United States, formally instructing federal prosecutors in Brooklyn and throughout the country to seek maximum sentences in federal criminal cases.

Brooklyn has encountered a new era of FBI arrests, DEA raids, grand jury subpoenas, and investigations. Agents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), and other agencies lead the charge. Among the serious federal offenses commonly charged in the Eastern District of New York are:

Healthcare Fraud

  • 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud
  • 18 U.S.C. 1347 Healthcare Fraud
  • 18 U.S.C. 1035 False Statements Relating to Healthcare Matters
  • 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b(b)(2) Payment of Illegal Remuneration
  • 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b(b)(1) Receipt of Illegal Remuneration

Prescription Fraud

  • 21 U.S.C. 846 Conspiracy to Distribute
  • 21 U.S.C. 841 Distribution and Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics

Financial Crimes

  • 18 U.S.C. 1956 Money Laundering
  • 18 U.S.C. 1344 Bank Fraud
  • 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud
  • 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud

Each of these offenses is a federal felony. That means the law allows for a penalty of more than one year in prison. Typically, these crimes range from 0-10 years (healthcare fraud) or 0-20 years (mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering) for each count. If you are facing any of these offenses or are under investigation, you should instantly engage lawyers with the experience to avoid or fight federal charges.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

What New Yorkers Should Do When They Learn About An FBI, DEA, or OIG Investigation

Brooklyn Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

New Yorkers typically find out about an investigation in one of several ways:

  • Unannounced interview request by FBI, DEA, or OIG agents,
  • A grand jury subpoena or target letter, or
  • Arrest by federal law enforcement.
  • Federal Agents Show Up at Your House. When agents arrive at your home, your business, or elsewhere asking questions that involve you, the advice is clear. Do not accept the interview request. Right away, insist on your lawyer being present. Although FBI agents typically assure you they “just have a few questions”, and that “the case is not about you,” that statement is rarely true. It is a well-proven, approach to break the ice and engage you in conversation. You should know that agents can hide facts and even lie to you. But, your misstatement or withholding information can constitute a federal felony pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001. Constitutionally and legally, you have no obligation to speak with agents. In fact, you shouldn’t, at least not by yourself. Agents are trained and compensated to investigate crimes and, ultimately, put people in prison. By virtue of their work, they are not your friends. Any encounter with them should be left to your experienced Brooklyn federal criminal defense lawyers. Most importantly, statements made to federal agents cannot be taken back. If a federal agency is asking questions that may implicate you or someone you know, call Oberheiden, P.C. right away. We will inform the agents you have representation, contact the supervising Assistant United States Attorney, and carefully analyze your exposure. All this before we consider making you available for an interview with the government. Many inexperienced lawyers may try to rush their clients into an interview. However, our time as federal prosecutors and defense counsel has taught us it’s better to be cautious and think long term.
  • Subpoena & Target Letter. Grand jury subpoenas and target letters are two distinct features of the federal criminal justice system. The function of the grand jury is to make charging decisions. The U.S. Constitution states that all federal felonies must be charged by a grand jury. A grand jury is a group of 16-25 jurors who convene in secrecy at the Brooklyn federal courthouse. They receive information from testifying agents and witnesses as well as documents secured by way of subpoenas. The critical job of the grand jury, to decide who to charge with a crime, requires skilled attention from experienced lawyers. Oberheiden, P.C. has repeatedly avoided charges with involvement in the grand jury process. The key to influencing charging decisions is effective communication and negotiation with the prosecution. Similarly, a target letter informs the recipient that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn has information to believe you committed a federal offense. While this is a first step to an indictment, target letters must be seen as a chance to impact your case. Oberheiden, P.C. avoids some indictments by making compelling arguments to federal prosecutors on behalf of our clients.
  • Indictment & Federal Arrest. Many clients contact Oberheiden, P.C. because they are charged with a crime, often by total surprise. An indictment is a court document formally notifying a person of having committed a crime. In federal cases, indictments are typically issued by a grand jury and served by federal agents. An indictment is scary, but an indictment and arrest are no indication that someone is guilty. If you or someone you care for is indicted or arrested in a federal case, you should contact Oberheiden, P.C. We can answer some of your most pressing questions, such as:
    • What is the goal of the investigation?
    • How bad is my situation?
    • What are the chances of me going to jail?
    • What can we do to fight the accusations?

    Oberheiden, P.C. offers effective help with experience and demonstrated success in avoiding or fighting federal charges.

    Why Clients in Brooklyn Trust Oberheiden, P.C.

    Brooklyn and New York are home to some of the finest lawyers in the country. However, few lawyers can say their entire practice is dedicated to defense in federal cases. Oberheiden, P.C.’s attorneys are lead counsel in federal cases in more than 35 states. Why? Clients recognize our experience with federal law, and litigation. We are determined to avoid and resolve federal investigations.

    What sets Oberheiden, P.C. apart is our renowned federal litigation and defense practice and our proven record in resolving FBI, DEA, and OIG investigations. Many with no charges brought against our clients. Who could have more experience than lawyers who:

    • Previously supervised OIG, FBI, and DEA investigations at the U.S. Attorney’s Office
    • Offer federal litigation defense experience
    • Can provide proven defense strategies against federal cases involving the FBI, OIG, DEA, and the Department of Justice

    Many Oberheiden, P.C. attorneys held prestigious positions within the Justice Department and have first-hand knowledge of how the government builds a case. Previous positions include:

    Experience Produces Results – This is the Oberheiden, P.C. Track Record in FBI, OIG, and DEA Cases

    Oberheiden, P.C.’s attorneys are proud of their track record defending against unjust charges in FBI, OIG-HHS, and DEA matters.

    • We avoided criminal charges in a large number of FBI, DEA, and OIG investigations ranging from allegations of Healthcare Fraud, Medicare Fraud, Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Money Laundering, Tax Fraud, Computer Fraud, Insurance Fraud, Federal Program Fraud, Federal Procurement Fraud, Investment Fraud, Intellectual Property Theft, Theft of Government Property, Federal Theft and Embezzlement, Mortgage Fraud, Bank Fraud, Public Corruption and Bribery, Drug Charges, and Environmental Cases.
    • We dismissed indictments by convincing federal judges that our client is innocent, should not have been charged, and needs to be released from the indictment.
    • We obtained trial acquittals in federal criminal litigation trials in a variety of federal cases involving numerous offenses.
    • We obtained probation outcomes even in cases where the federal sentencing guidelines suggested years of federal incarceration. Ask attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden how he keeps on walking out of sentencing hearings with miracle outcomes!

    FAQs: Important Questions Regarding Federal Prosecutions in Brooklyn

    What Is Your Defense Approach?


    Oberheiden, P.C. is not among those law firms that vocalize how “aggressive” they are or how well they “know” the prosecutor. Our approach is simpler. Federal investigations and federal criminal cases are not the time for acting like clowns. Negotiations with the FBI, the DEA, the IRS, and highly skilled prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn are complex and require a sophisticated, credible approach. Credibility derives from experience and experience produces arguments and compelling defenses. We have resolved hundreds of FBI and federal investigations across the nation. Add to that the hundreds of cases handled by our former DOJ prosecutors and trial attorneys. The result is that we know when to be convincing, how to be convincing, and when and how to gear up for battle.

    Who Will Handle My Case at Your Firm?


    Easy question, easy answer. If you hire Oberheiden, P.C., you will be represented by senior, partner-level federal criminal defense attorneys. Oberheiden, P.C. does not allow junior lawyers or paralegals to handle federal cases. Too much is at stake and mistakes based on inexperience cannot be undone. From the moment you call us, you will only work with real lawyers who know what needs to be done in your case. Lawyers like Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Yale Law School graduate, and other senior members of Oberheiden, P.C.

    How Can I Find the “Right” Federal Defense Attorney for My Brooklyn Case?


    Finding the right Brooklyn federal criminal defense attorney is a mix of logic and conviction. You must be convinced the lawyer representing you is capable of gaining the result you deserve. Trust, however, must be based on more than the lawyer selling you services and telling you what you want to hear. Trust must be based on experience and an objective record. When choosing a lawyer for your federal case, we suggest asking a few questions to explore the lawyer’s true knowledge, experience, and success. Questions like:

    • What percentage of your practice is dedicated to federal criminal defense?
    • How Often do you avoid charges in federal criminal investigations?
    • How many federal criminal trials have you handled?

    At Oberheiden, P.C., we are very transparent with our answers to these or any other questions.

    • 2,000+ federal criminal cases handled,
    • 2,000+ grand jury proceedings,
    • 2,000+ cases overseen for the Department of Justice, and
    • Avoided criminal charges against clients in excess of 90%.

    When Should I Get a Lawyer?


    If you think the FBI, DEA, OIG, or any other law enforcement agency may be targeting you, your business, or any of your affiliates, seek a free and confidential consultation with experienced federal attorneys. The earlier you act, the easier and more promising it is for a firm like Oberheiden, P.C. to resolve issues before they get out of control. Questions? Call us today to speak directly to our Brooklyn federal criminal defense attorneys.

    Do You Charge for Consultations?


    No. All consultations with senior attorneys and partners of Oberheiden, P.C. are free of charge, address your most pressing concerns, and are 100% confidential.

    Call Today for a Free Consultation with Brooklyn Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys

    Oberheiden, P.C. is known for its federal practice. Since our practice is limited to federal law, we focus entirely on federal matters with special emphasis on defending clients accused of, or under investigation for, a federal offense. Contact our trusted and experienced Brooklyn federal criminal defense lawyers today.

    Areas We Serve in Brooklyn, New York

    Bay Ridge, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Boerum Hill, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brower Park, Brownsville, Bushwick, Canarsie, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, Columbia Heights, Coney Island, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, Ditmas Park, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Dyker Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, Flatbush, Flatlands, Fort Greene, Fort Hamilton, Gowanus, Gravesend, Greenpoint, Greenwood, Homecrest, Industry City/Bush Terminal, Jamaica Bay, Kensington, Kings Highway, Kings Plaza, Madison, Manhattan Beach, Marine Park, Midwood, Mill Basin, Park Slope, Parkville, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Park South, Red Hook, Sea Gate, Sheepshead Bay, Starrett City, Stuyvesant Heights, Sunset Park, Vanderveer, Vinegar Hill, Weeksville, Williamsburg, Windsor Terrace, and ZIP Codes 11215, 11215, 11206, 11211, 11249, 11213, 11201, 11210, 11220, 11232, 11233, 11239, 11235, 11224, 11231, 11226, 11225, 11238, 11204, 11215, 11217, 11234, 11230, 11234, 11235, 11229, 11234, 11229, 11218, 11223, 11229, 11236, 11232, 11207, 11218, and others.

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