Long Island Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
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 Long Island federal criminal defense 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 defense 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: Healthcare 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 Long Island federal criminal defense lawyers.
Call Nick today at 888-680-1745 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: 888-680-1745
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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Commit Theft or Embezzlement in Connection with Healthcare (18 U.S.C. 669; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Attempt or Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare 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 trusted Long Island federal criminal defense attorneys. 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 Healthcare 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 888-680-1745. 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.
FAQs About Long Island Federal Criminal Defense
What is a grand jury subpoena?
A subpoena is a judicially enforceable document compelling a person to do something. Subpoenas are used by the Department of Justice when investigating federal crimes. Federal prosecutors can issue two types of subpoenas, those demanding the production of evidence and those demanding a person show up at a particular time and place. If you received a subpoena, it may mean that you are either under investigation for a federal crime or that you have information relevant to an open investigation. In either case, at this point you cannot risk making a single misstep. To ensure that your interests are protected, speak with a Long Island, New York federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Should I try to negotiate a plea agreement or take the case to trial?
Every case is different, and there are certainly times when a plea agreement makes sense. However, one of the most common mistakes rookie lawyers make is entering into plea negotiations too early. This puts all the negotiating power into the hands of the federal prosecutors. Instead, you are better served finding an experienced Long Island federal criminal defense lawyer who will confidently prepare your case for trial. This shows the federal prosecutors that you are serious about your defense and that they will need to work if they intend to pursue a conviction. Often, as your trial date gets closer, prosecutors will notice the weaknesses in their case and may approach your attorney with more favorable terms.
Should I talk with federal investigators?
While there are only a few questions in criminal law that have absolute answers, this is one of them. You should never speak with any federal law enforcement officer, including agents with the FBI, DEA or OIG, without first talking to a Long Island, NY federal criminal defense lawyer. You have a right to have an attorney present when speaking with any law enforcement officer, and doing so without a lawyer present only increases the chances that you say something that can be later used against you. Even if you are involved in no wrongdoing, you wouldn’t be the first person accused of a crime based on statements that were taken out of context.
Call 888-680-1745 for a Free Consultation
If you would like to speak with our Long Island federal criminal defense attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden or meet him, then don’t wait. Call him directly on his mobile phone, including on weekends, at 888-680-1745 or contact him online. All consultations are free and 100% confidential.