Omaha Federal Criminal Defense
Proven Defense Against FBI, DEA, OIG, and IRS Investigations
Are you accused of crime? Are you under investigation by the Omaha FBI, DEA, or IRS? Has your business been contacted by the government, or did you receive a grand jury subpoena or a target letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office at 1620 Dodge St, Suite 1400, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102? Are you looking for help from someone that knows how to defend clients in federal cases?
Meet federal lawyer Dr. Nick Oberheiden. Nick represents clients in Omaha who are under government investigation or need help to avoid or fight charges in federal criminal cases. Nick focuses exclusively on federal cases and he has built a track record of hundreds of federal criminal cases handled, with the vast majority of them resulting in no charges against his clients.
Clients in Omaha, Nebraska call Nick in critical legal situations. When the FBI, the DEA, the Office of Inspector General, or the Department of Justice are trying to ruin your career, take your license, and jeopardize your hard-earned financial stability, you simply can’t experiment with just any lawyer. A dentist does not operate on knees, and you should not hire any lawyer other than a lawyer that only handles federal cases. Here is why: experience and results.
- Example 1: DEA Drug Diversion (Physician): No Charge.
- Example 2: Drug Offenses (Controlled Substances Act): No Charge.
- Example 3: Health Care Fraud (Physician): No Charge.
- Example 4: Grand Jury Investigation: No Charge.
- Example 5: Grand Jury Investigation: No Charge.
- Example 6: Target Letter: No Charges.
- Example 7: Severe Federal Computer Crime: Probation.
Call Nick today at (214) 692-2171(this is Nick’s personal cell phone) 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!
The Difference Nick Offers: True Federal Experience.
95% of all criminal cases are state law cases. That means that criminal defense lawyers spend the majority of their time defending people accused of state offenses such as drunk driving, assault, and domestic violence. If you look online, virtually all lawyers will list these offenses as part of their defense repertoire.
Nick does not. Nick only takes federal cases, no DUI, no assault, no family violence cases. Limiting his practice offers clients of Nick two major advantages. One, Experience. Standing in front of a federal judge or negotiating immunity agreements with highly trained FBI Special Agents and Assistant United States Attorney from the Justice Department is simply not the same as negotiating a misdemeanor for shoplifting. With hundreds of federal cases, Nick knows how to protect his clients in federal investigations and how to make compelling many-hour-long presentations at the U.S. Attorney’s Office or in federal court. Two, Performance. With the daily routine of arguing federal litigation matters comes a track record. Avoiding charges or dismissing cases in federal cases is not always easy. It requires skillset, confidence, and experience.
Ask Your Lawyer Candidate:
- How much of your practice is dedicated to federal cases?
- How many federal criminal cases have you yourself handled?
- What were the outcomes you achieved for your clients in the last 100 federal cases?
The truth is, federal cases are more complex and more challenging than state cases and, if your lawyer lacks the specific experience, the consequences can be devastating. Call Nick today and ask him how he would approach your case and what case outcomes he has obtained for his federal clients in the past in similar or identical cases. It’s free and confidential.
Q&A With Omaha Federal Attorney Nick Oberheiden
Omaha is part of the United States District of Nebraska, which is one of 95 federal districts nationwide. Federal prosecutors and DEA, FBI, IRS, and OIG agents in Omaha and throughout Nebraska are tasked to prosecute violations of federal statutes. The federal courthouse in Omaha is located at 111 South 18th Plaza in Omaha, Nebraska 68102. The following are among the most frequently questions people ask attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden.
What Type of Cases Does Nick Take in Omaha, Nebraska?
Nick focuses on federal white-collar offenses. Nick routinely represents business owners and health care providers against unjust allegations of opioid fraud, health care fraud (e.g. Medicare fraud, unlawful kickbacks, False Claims Act and whistleblower cases, Civil Investigative Demand). Additionally, Nick has substantial experience defending allegations of federal conspiracy, obstruction of justice, money laundering, tax fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, bribery, public corruption and computer crimes. If your Omaha business is under attack, call Nick and get free and confidential guidance. Nick has substantial experience defending clients against 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 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)
Why Are Omaha Physicians Under DEA Scrutiny?
Dozens of physicians in Omaha, Nebraska are on the DEA target list. The DEA is accusing pain specialists, family and internal medicine doctors, and many more specialists of having unlawfully prescribed medically unnecessary opioids between 2014-present. “Pill mill” operators, as these physicians are declared, and pharmacy owners are prudent to immediately visit with experienced DEA opioid defense attorneys to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment, to ensure future compliance, or to prepare the practice against DEA search warrants and patient record subpoenas.
What Penalties Could Omaha Physicians Face in Opioid Investigations?
21 U.S.C. 841 and 21 U.S.C. 846 under the Controlled Substances Act govern penalties for dispensing medically unnecessary controlled substances, contributing to drug diversion or causing opioid-related overdoses. Violations of these statutes can trigger life-changing consequences such as up to 10 years in prison per violation or even a life-sentence in case of contributing to an accidental overdose. More than 90 people die in the U.S. every day due to drug overdoses.
How Does Sentencing in Omaha Federal Court Work?
After a defendant was found guilty, the court will await the so-called presentencing report. The presentencing report is prepared by the U.S. Probation Office on behalf of the presiding sentencing judge and it’s purpose is to determine the appropriate sentence recommendation under the uniform federal sentencing guidelines. The presentence report analyzes the offense, the amount of injury or damages created, the defendant’s role within a conspiracy, the defendant’s potential cooperation with the government, and many others important factors.
What Should I Do When the Omaha FBI Wants to Interview Me?
Interviewing people is an essential tactic that DEA and FBI agents use in order to investigate federal crimes. Regardless whether you feel like you have nothing to hide, you should never speak with federal law-enforcement without being properly prepared by an experienced attorney and you should most certainly never engage in a discussion or conversation with the FBI without your attorney being present. If agents come to your office or your house, identify yourself, and insist on your attorney’s presence and do not answer any questions about the pending investigation.
What Is a Grand Jury Subpoena?
Under the federal Constitution, a grand jury’s job is to authorize federal felony charges against targeted individuals or companies. One way to arrive at the conclusion that somebody may have committed an indictable offense is to request documents and other information from witnesses, subjects, or targets of the investigation. For example, if the government looks into charging a Nebraskan physician for over-prescribing, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Omaha could subpoena certain patients’ charts and billing information from the physician’s office.
What Is a Target Letter?
The U.S. Attorneys Office in Omaha, Nebraska issues target letters if the Department of Justice believes that you have committed or helped somebody else to commit a federal offense. If this is you who received a target letter, you should immediately consult with an attorney to avoid the threatened indictment against you. Typically, a target letter will disclose the name of the prosecutor in charge and will conclude with an invitation for defense counsel to contact the prosecutor in an effort to discuss and possibly resolve the allegations—the chance for your attorney to intervene and shut down the investigation.
Will I Go to Jail?
The risk of jail time in federal cases is significant, but can be substantially reduced by an early intervention of a skilled, respected, and knowledgeable federal lawyer. The earlier a lawyer begins case resolution negotiations with the government, the more likely it is that introduced explanations and defenses will convince the government to close the investigation without bringing charges.
When Should I Contact a Federal Attorney?
You should contact a federal defense lawyer the second you hear rumors or become aware of an investigation against your business or you individually. The longer you wait, the more time you grant the government to find misconduct, and the more difficult it is to change the course of the investigation later on. If you have reason to believe that you are a subject or a target of an investigation, call Nick immediately to learn about his assessment and the steps he would take to protect you and your family.
Call (214) 692-2171 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 (214) 692-2171. You can also contact him online. All consultations are free and 100% confidential.