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Oklahoma City Federal Criminal Defense

Oberheiden, P.C.: Knowledgeable Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Clients in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Federal Criminal Defense

Have you been indicted for a federal crime or conspiracy? Have you received a target letter? Have federal agents shown up at your house? Have you been served with a grand jury subpoena? Have you been contacted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma? Have you been arrested on federal charges? Are you in need of an Oklahoma City federal criminal defense lawyer? If so, you should be seeking out attorneys with deep and broad federal experience to defend you.

Prominent Federal Criminal Defense Law Firm Oberheiden, P.C. Protects Clients in Oklahoma Against Federal Charges

Oberheiden, P.C. is no stranger to federal cases in Oklahoma City. Involved in some of Oklahoma’s most featured cases and the litigation experts of choice for Oklahoma media stations, we are known and respected for our forceful and effective defense results. Many of our attorneys have previously supervised and led FBI, IRS, DEA, ATF, and OIG investigations in leading positions at the Department of Justice and tried federal cases at 200 NW 4th Street in Oklahoma City, the federal courthouse in the Western District of Oklahoma. Team members include lawyers that were previously:

  • Trial Attorneys, Department of Justice
  • Special Prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Assistant United States Attorneys

Unlike other, larger law firms, we have focused our cases and dedicated our careers to federal criminal matters, and as a result have the ability to offer our clients an entire team of attorneys with significant knowledge and experience of the federal justice system. In addition, we have spent years and decades working in the federal criminal system, both on the prosecution and defense side. Our clients reap the rewards of this dedication, as former Department of Justice lawyers now share their knowledge and skills with clients in OKC and throughout Oklahoma. At Oberheiden, P.C., our lawyers have:

  • Handled over 1000 federal criminal cases
  • Handled more than 1000 grand jury subpoenas
  • Achieved acquittals after trial in federal court
  • Achieved dismissals before trial in federal court
  • Convinced prosecutors to drop or not to bring federal criminal charges

Why It Is More Important Now Than Ever To Hire Experienced Federal Defense Attorneys In Oklahoma City

Recently, the United States Attorney General made a joint announcement with the Department of Justice:federal law enforcement activity would be expanded nationwide. The Western District of Oklahoma has been ordered to maximize its attempts to pursue and close federal criminal investigations. The United States government has even informed prosecutors that they may wish to begin to vigorously enforce federal laws against marijuana even in states where legalization has been passed by the citizens of that state possibly also affecting drug trafficking into Oklahoma. Even more frightening for potential defendants, the main Department of Justice has asked that prosecutors always seek the maximum penalty for federal crimes rather than, as in the past, allowing local prosecutors to largely use their own discretion in determining what sentence to seek. The new climate of enforcement has produced a barrage of raids, investigations, subpoenas from grand juries, indictments, and arrests from almost all relevant federal agencies throughout Oklahoma City. These agencies include not only the DOJ and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, but also the IRS, the DEA, the DHS, the DHHS, the OIG, and the FBI. There are hundreds of criminal statutes, but in our experience, Oklahoma City is seeing a noticeable increase in the following case types:

State Crimes on Federal Property

  • Crimes Occurring on Military Bases
  • Crimes Occurring on Aircraft
  • Crimes Occurring on Native American Reservations

Federal Drug Crimes

  • Possession of Illegal Narcotics with Intent to Distribute
  • Wrongful Possession with Intent to Distribute Prescription Drugs
  • Distribution of Illegal Narcotics or Wrongful Distribution of Prescriptions
  • Conspiracy to Commit Any of the Above

Healthcare Fraud Crimes

  • Payment of Illegal Remuneration
  • Submitting False Bills to a Federal Payor
  • False Statements in a Healthcare Matter
  • Payment or Receipt of Kickbacks
  • Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud

Fraud Offenses

  • Mail Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Conspiracy to Commit Mail or Wire Fraud
  • Fraud via the Internet
  • Money Laundering

If you are on the government’s radar, if your business has been contacted or raided, if a warrant has been served at your house or office, or if you have been arrested on federal charges in the Western District of Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, its suburbs, and the surrounding areas, please call today so that we can tell you about our expertise and provide a free initial consultation about the facts of your case. We are available seven days a week, including on weekends. We will be delighted to help you with your federal criminal charges as we have helped hundreds of clients before you.

This Is Why Clients Needing Federal Criminal Defense in Oklahoma City Choose Oberheiden, P.C.

While any criminal case is a serious matter to the person involved, federal cases are especially so and must be treated accordingly. State law crimes such as shoplifting, assault, and DUIs are handled in a simpler and quicker manner than are federal criminal cases such as healthcare fraud or conspiracies. The entire litigation process is different in federal court from state court; moreover, the conviction rate is higher and the sentences tend to be much more severe. Finally, the federal agencies involved in investigating federal crimes – like the FBI and the DEA – often team up to form special task forces and combine their efforts in specially trained units like the Violent Crime Unit and the Medicare Fraud Strike Force. If you had a stroke, you would see a neurologist, not a general practitioner or internist. Similarly, if you are facing federal charges, it makes logical sense to seek out an attorney who specializes in defending federal criminal cases.

1. Our Focus

When it is you or your company that is facing a subpoena, target letter, investigation, or criminal case backed by the power of the federal government, it is not the time to throw things at the wall to see what sticks. You only get one chance to handle your federal case in the right way. If you would see a specialist for a serious illness or injury, why would you not seek out a specialist when your freedom and your career are on the line? When you are seeking a lawyer for your federal case, we recommend you ask questions to make sure you get the representation you deserve, such as:

  • How many cases charging this federal crime have you handled?
  • What percentage of your practice is in federal court?
  • How many federal cases have you taken to trial?
  • What were your results in previous cases like this one?

When you call Oberheiden, P.C., we are delighted to answer these questions and many more. The truth is simple: we try federal criminal cases. Every day of the week, our attorneys are busy negotiating resolutions in with federal investigators and prosecutors in a variety of agencies: the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorneys’ Office, the Office of the Inspector General, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Customs and Border Protection, the Internal Revenue Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services, and more. And if these negotiations don’t lead to results that are acceptable for our clients, the federal prosecutors know that our lawyers won’t hesitate to put them to their proof and let a federal judge or jury decide at a trial.

2. Our Results

At Oberheiden, P.C., we are results-driven. The truth is that our best results and biggest victories are often those that aren’t featured in the news, because we stopped those cases from ever happening. We are frequently able to stop a federal government investigation in its tracks and prevent charges from ever being brought against our clients. Of course, we can’t achieve that result in every case; tough negotiations cannot always stop a criminal case from being prosecuted. When we believe it’s necessary or preferable, we don’t hesitate to take our cases to court and let a judge or jury decide. Our outcomes include the following:

  • Charges are not filed
  • Charges are dropped
  • Indictments are dismissed
  • Acquittals are achieved
  • Probation instead of imprisonment is offered

We can often win acquittals, get charges dismissed, or achieve a sentence of probation. Only recently, team member and firm co-founder Nick Oberheiden, in the face of sentencing guidelines calling for years of prison time, convinced a federal judge to give our client probation instead.

3. Our Team

At Oberheiden, P.C., you will never speak to a legal assistant, secretary, paralegal or associate: we do not use them. Instead, every lawyer on our team is a senior attorney with years of experience that directly serves the focus of our practice. Scroll through the list of our team members: you will see attorney after attorney with distinguished careers, many as former federal prosecutors. Just see what previous clients have said about us:

“The very best!”


“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 offer] the help I need[ed]. And yes, Nick got me out of trouble. No charges. Case Dismissed.” – Satisfied Client


“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

Nick Answers Your Oklahoma City FAQs

Do I need to let FBI agents into my home or business?


It depends if they have a warrant. If FBI agents show up with a warrant, you cannot refuse them entry. However, just because they have a warrant doesn’t mean that you should speak with them if they ask you any questions. In fact, it is important that you do not speak with FBI agents, as you may not know the nature of the investigation and anything you tell them could be used against you. If FBI agents do not have a warrant, you are under no obligation to let them in, and should not do so. While FBI agents may try to convince you that it will “look bad” if you don’t cooperate, this is a common tactic to gain access to evidence that they cannot otherwise obtain. Whether FBI agents have a warrant or not, as soon as they leave your home, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Oklahoma City federal criminal defense attorney to discuss your options.

What is a grand jury subpoena?


A grand jury subpoena is issued by federal prosecutors in the course of their investigation. A grand jury subpoena either demands you produce evidence for the U.S. Attorney’s inspection or requires you show up to testify in front of a grand jury. . If you must testify at a grand jury proceeding, you are not entitled to have a lawyer present, and anything you say can later be used against you. If the prosecution seeks documents, it is important to provide them with enough evidence as to not raise suspicion. At the same time, you do not want to give them anything more than they asked for. In either case, it is imperative that you speak with an Oklahoma City, OK federal criminal defense attorney before responding to a subpoena.

What does a judge consider when sentencing someone for a federal crime?


Federal judges have significant discretion when sentencing someone convicted of a federal crime. However, they must consult the federal sentencing guidelines, which provides the judge with a recommended sentencing range based on your prior criminal history and the seriousness of the crimes you are charged with. The judge can also consider certain aggravating and mitigating information. For example, if you cooperated with the government in another investigation it may warrant a downward departure. Federal sentencing laws are exceptionally complex, and if you face federal charges it is critical you speak with an Oklahoma City federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to determine the best way to proceed.

Need a Trusted Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer in Oklahoma City? Call Today for a Free Consultation With Former Assistant U.S. Attorneys

At Oberheiden, P.C., our Oklahoma City federal criminal defense attorneys are standing by to discuss your case. All initial consultations are free and confidential. Contact us today – even on the weekend – to find out how our experienced defense lawyers and former prosecutors analyze your case and what advice they have to offer you.

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Why Clients Trust Oberheiden P.C.

  • 1,000+ Cases Handled
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  • Experienced Trial Attorneys
  • Former Department of Justice Trial Attorneys
  • Former Federal Prosecutors, U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Former Agents from FBI, OIG, DEA
  • Cases Handled in 48 States
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