Orlando Federal Criminal Defense
Our federal defense attorneys provide experienced legal representation for individuals and organizations facing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigations in Orlando, Florida. To speak with a member of our defense team in confidence, call 888-680-1745 now.
If you have received a target letter or subpoena, if you have been contacted regarding an “interview,” or if federal agents have come knocking at your door, you are currently in a position where you need to be extremely careful about everything you say and do. Facing a federal investigation is a serious matter, and it is not a time to throw caution to the wind or say, “I’ll take my chances,” because you are confident that you do not have anything to hide.
The reality is that most people are shocked to learn that they are in the federal government’s crosshairs, and they are even more shocked to learn that they could potentially be at risk for criminal prosecution in federal district court. But, with increasing frequency, federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are launching investigations targeting legitimate businesses, healthcare entities, and other organizations. The extraordinary breadth of many federal criminal statutes means that many of these targets are more exposed than they realize.
Are You Being Targeted by the FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA in Orlando, FL?
At Oberheiden, P.C., our practice is devoted to representing clients in federal criminal matters. Our defense team consists entirely of senior attorneys (including several former federal prosecutors), and our unique team approach brings the full weight of our attorneys’ collective experience to bear in every case we handle. The reason for this is simple: We know what is at stake when you are facing an FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA investigation, and we know that you cannot afford to take chances. We do not expect our clients to settle for anything less than the absolute best that we have to offer, and we approach every case with the same absolute dedication to protecting our client’s future.
When you choose Oberheiden, P.C., for your federal case in Orlando, FL:
- We Will Fight to Resolve Your Case Prior to Indictment. When facing a federal criminal investigation, the best-case scenario is to resolve the matter prior to indictment. Our attorneys utilize a variety of strategies, starting with aggressive intervention in the government’s investigation, in order to protect our clients against indictment whenever possible.
- We Will Develop a Case Strategy Based on Centuries of Combined Prior Experience. Our attorneys will use their centuries of collective experience to develop a case strategy that is specifically designed to secure a favorable result in light of the facts and law involved in your case. This includes experience representing clients in thousands of investigations and hundreds of trials.
- We Will Use the Unique Facts of Your Case to Your Advantage. In criminal cases, the facts are of utmost importance. Even the smallest detail can be the difference between a pre-indictment resolution and a conviction at trial, and our attorneys will scour the available evidence in order to uncover all possible defenses.
- We Will Make Sure You Feel Confident and Informed at Every Step. From making decisions during the government’s investigation to deciding whether to accept a plea deal or take your case to trial, our attorneys will work closely with you to make sure you feel confident and informed every step of the way.
- We Will Continue Fighting Relentless through Trial and Appeals. If it is not possible to avoid an indictment and negotiating a plea deal is not in your best interest, we will fight relentlessly to secure a “not guilty” verdict at trial. And if necessary, we will continue to fight for your freedom on appeal. We have attorneys who are highly experienced at every stage of the federal criminal justice process, and our team approach means that there is minimal need for attorneys to spend time “getting up to speed.”
Highly Experienced Defense Lawyers for Federal Criminal Matters in Orlando, FL
We represent licensed professionals, public officials, business executives, board members, and other individuals and organizations facing FBI, OIG, IRS, and DEA investigations in Orlando, FL, and the surrounding areas. The attorneys on our federal defense team have extensive experience at all stages of federal criminal cases involving allegations of:
- Healthcare Fraud
- Federal Drug Charges
- Tax Violations
- Bank Fraud, Insurance Fraud, and Securities Fraud
- Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud
- Theft, Counterfeiting, and Embezzlement
- Money Laundering
- Public Corruption and Bribery
- Internet and Computer Crimes
- Conspiracy and Attempt
- Other White-Collar Crimes
Why Am I Being Investigated by the…
…Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)?
The FBI is responsible for investigating cases involving terrorism, computer and internet crimes, public corruption, organized crime, drug crimes, and healthcare-related offenses. While the FBI handles many investigations independently, it also routinely works in cooperation with other federal agencies in large-scale investigations targeting individuals and organizations for a range of serious federal offenses.
…Office of Inspector General (OIG)?
The OIG is the law enforcement division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It fulfills its mission “to protect the integrity of Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) programs as well as the health and welfare of program beneficiaries” by investigating and prosecuting healthcare providers (including physicians, pharmacists, clinicians, physician groups, hospitals, laboratories, hospices, and other individuals and entities) suspected of engaging in fraudulent practices targeting Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare.
…Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?
The IRS’s criminal enforcement division aggressively targets individuals and businesses suspected of defrauding the federal government by underpaying taxes. This includes underreporting income, hiding assets, and committing other violations of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). While some federal cases focus exclusively on alleged tax crimes, in many cases, the IRS and other agencies will work together to prosecute targets for tax evasion, money laundering, securities fraud, Medicare fraud, and various other white-collar offenses.
…Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)?
The DEA investigates drug crimes ranging from the manufacturing and distribution of illegal drugs (such as cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin) to prescription drug fraud. Currently, one of the DEA’s top law enforcement priorities is diversion control (or preventing the unlawful distribution of opioids and other addictive prescription drugs). This has resulted in an increased number of ad hoc DEA investigations targeting physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers.
Facing a Federal Investigation in Orlando, FL: Answers to FAQs
Q: What penalties could I be facing as a result of a federal investigation?
If you are under investigation by the FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA, you are likely facing the potential for charges carrying substantial fines and long-term imprisonment. Depending upon the specific circumstances involved, you could be at risk for other penalties as well. For example, in cases involving allegations of healthcare fraud, providers can be at risk for losing their Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare eligibility as well as their DEA registrations.
Q: If I am under investigation, what are the chances that I will be found guilty?
We cannot reliably assess your risk of being convicted until we gain a detailed understanding of the facts and circumstances involved in your case. While a guilty verdict is certainly a possibility, we have protected numerous clients against federal criminal convictions and we have resolved many of our clients’ investigations without charges being filed. Even if you believe that you may have committed a federal crime, there could still be facts that provide you with a complete defense (e.g., if federal agents conducted an unconstitutional search or seizure). As a result, you should not make any assumptions about your case until you speak with a qualified attorney.
Q: How long do I have before federal prosecutors will seek an indictment?
The answer to this question depends upon numerous factors as well. How long has the investigation been ongoing? What evidence does the government have against you? These are questions we will need to answer as soon as possible so that we can build and execute a custom-tailored defense strategy.
Q: Is it possible to negotiate a plea bargain in a federal case?
Yes, negotiating a plea bargain is a possibility in federal cases. However, at this stage, it is far too early to be considering a plea. During your free initial case assessment, our attorneys will help you understand the current status of your case and discuss the options you have available.
Q: Can Oberheiden, P.C., represent me in Orlando, FL?
Yes. We maintain a national practice, and we are able to represent clients throughout Florida. We have a location in Winter Park where we can meet with you by appointment, and our attorneys can arrange to meet with you on-site at your location if necessary.
Speak with a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney at Oberheiden, P.C.
To speak with one of our federal criminal defense attorneys about your FBI, OIG, IRS, or DEA investigation in Orlando, please call 888-680-1745 or contact us online. We will schedule your free initial case assessment as soon as possible.
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