Plano Federal Criminal Defense
Reputable Texas Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Plano
Plano is experiencing an unusual high number of FBI, DEA, IRS, OIG federal investigations. Among the 95 federal districts in the United States, Plano is part of the Eastern District of Texas, one of the most notorious law enforcement regions in the country. If you live in the Plano area and you receive notice of an investigation by way of a grand jury subpoena, a target letter, an arrest, search warrant, or by FBI, DEA, or OIG agents attempting to interview you—caution is in order. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Plano (located at 101 E Park Blvd, Suite 500 in Plano, Texas 75074), has significantly expanded its investigations against businesses and individuals for alleged violations of federal law, such as health care fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, violations of the Controlled Substances Act, tax fraud, and others.
This is Why Plano Federal Criminal Defense Clients Trust Oberheiden, P.C.
Some of the best lawyers live and work in North Texas. However, not every lawyer does the same type of work and the best real estate or the best divorce attorney may not be the best fit to navigate you through a federal criminal investigation.
Just like in medicine, where you would see a hand surgeon (and not a foot surgeon) for a broken wrist, the legal profession is turning more and more into a specialized field with different services being provided by lawyers that only do that specific type of work—like a divorce lawyer handling family cases or a DUI attorney handling DUIs.
Oberheiden, P.C. focuses its practice on Plano federal criminal defense, which includes avoiding and defending criminal charges in cases involving the FBI, the DEA, the OIG, the Department of Justice, and other federal law enforcement agencies. We are known for our vigorous defense and our track record of avoiding criminal charges in large number of cases. Our attorneys include a number of former federal prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Texas.
After several decades of serving as United States prosecutors and long careers in private practice, we recognize the complexity of federal cases and the dynamics unique to federal courts, federal litigation, and the federal criminal justice system.
Our results support this approach of concentration.
- We Avoided Criminal Charges in 90% of Federal Investigations.
- We Obtained Acquittals, Dismissed Federal Indictments.
- We Saved Clients Hundreds of Years of Imprisonment.
- We Are Oberheiden, P.C..
When you call the offices of Oberheiden, P.C., you will not speak to a legal assistant, secretary, paralegal, or an associate. We only employ senior lawyers – peruse our website and you will see that every attorney on the list has a distinguished career in line with the focus of our practice. Many of our lawyers have spent years as prosecutors at the Department of Justice and now provide highly seasoned expertise to our clients.
- Former Department of Justice Trial Attorneys
- Former Assistant United States Attorneys
- Former State & Federal Prosecutors
- Broad Federal Litigation Experience
- 1,000+ Federal Cases Concluded
Under Investigation? Get the Former Federal Prosecutors from North Texas Law Firm Oberheiden, P.C. On Your Team
Oberheiden, P.C. is a team of former Department of Justice lawyers that assists clients in Plano and throughout North Texas. With more than 100 years of federal litigation experience and prominent case results, Oberheiden, P.C. is one of the most trusted law firms when it comes to effectively defending businesses and individuals against FBI, OIG, or DEA investigations.
This Is Why You Need Highly Experienced Federal Defense Attorneys in Plano
Plano is part of the Eastern District of Texas, a large federal district that with federal court houses in Beaumont, Lufkin, Marshall, Sherman, Texarkana, and Tyler, Texas. Each year, federal prosecutors, typically referred to Assistant United States Attorneys, open many hundreds of new federal criminal investigations throughout Plano and the Eastern District of Texas. Pursuant to new Justice Department’s directives, the number of grand jury proceedings, target letters, indictments, search warrants and raids, and arrests is likely to increase nationwide, including in Plano, as part of a new and intense federal law enforcement initiative.
Health Care Fraud Investigations
- 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1347 Health Care Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1035 False Statements Relating to Health Care 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
- 21 U.S.C. 846 Conspiracy to Distribute
- 21 U.S.C. 841 Distribution and Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics
- 26 U.S.C. 7201 Attempt to Evade Taxes
- 26 U.S.C. 7206 Tax Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1956 Money Laundering
- 18 U.S.C. 1346 Bank Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1030 Computer Fraud and Abuse
Federal Drug Charges
- Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics or Controlled Substances
- Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances or Narcotics
- Receiving Illegal Remuneration in Connection with Controlled Substances
- Distributing or Possessing Narcotics with Intent to Distribute
What Should I Do When I am Under Investigation in Plano?
Being under investigation for any of these offenses is a cause for concern. The federal justice system is known to be very harsh when it comes to sentencing. With the experience of decades at the Department of Justice ourselves, Oberheiden, P.C. encourages all Plano residents allegedly being involved in a federal case to act immediately and to consult with experienced defense attorneys before the case and the investigation gets out of hand. Address your most pressing questions and visit our Dallas office or speak to one of our senior lawyers on the phone today.
FAQs: Important Questions Regarding FBI, OIG, and DEA Investigations in Plano
If I Am Under Investigation, Will I Go to Prison?
There are different ways to find out whether someone is under investigation. By far the safest way is for experienced attorneys to contact the investigating agency (e.g. FBI, DEA, OIG) or the Assistant United States Attorney overseeing the case in an effort to learn about the investigation and to begin a resolution process. Many clients contact Oberheiden, P.C. because they either received a grand jury subpoena, a target letter, or some other form of notice affiliating them with an investigation. When this happens, time is of the essence. We have avoided actual charges and we have avoided jail and prison time for a large number of federal clients by intervening early in the case.
What Is a Federal Lawyer?
Any criminal case is a serious matter, but federal criminal cases are especially so. Realize that the federal justice system is a completely different and more complex system than the Texas state court system. The federal courts rarely deal with DUIs, domestic violence, simple assault, or petty theft charges, unless they occur on federal land or a Native American reservation.
In the federal courts, most crimes carry harsher sentences and the conviction rate is even higher than it is in state court. More importantly, the entire prosecution process is different and may involve several prosecutors from different agencies who have teamed up in a “strike force.” If you had cancer, you would see an oncologist, not your family doctor. In the same way, most people agree that a federal criminal lawyer that does only federal criminal cases is the logical choice when you are defending yourself against, or trying to avoid, federal charges.
What Should I Do When I Receive a Grand Jury Subpoena?
As stated, the Eastern District of Texas currently issues an unusually high number of grand jury subpoenas. Purpose of such subpoenas is to provide documents to the members of the grand jury, whose job it is to decide whether or not to charge an individual (or rarely: a business) with a federal felony. Basis of such a charging decision is information collected, in part, through grand jury subpoenas. If you receive a grand jury subpoena or become aware of a grand jury investigation that may affect you, you should understand that you are likely in the middle of a federal criminal case. Prudent defense attorneys with experience in grand jury cases will prepare you for this process, help you gather and select the requested documents, and initiate a dialogue with the federal prosecutor in charge of the grand jury case. Oberheiden, P.C.’s attorneys were previously in charge of grand jury proceedings while at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Texas. You should request a free consultation from these attorneys to find the best and safest way to get out of the pending investigation before things escalate and may involve you as a government target.
How Can I Find the “Right” Federal Defense Attorney for My Plano Federal Case?
As noted above, you cannot afford to hire a novice attorney or one who wants to experiment with state law strategies when you are facing down a federal investigation, a target letter, a subpoena from a grand jury, or even an indictment. There are no mulligans in the criminal process – you only have one shot to get it right. If you agree with our proposition that you would see an oncologist if you were diagnosed with cancer, why then would you not take the same care when your business and even your freedom are on the line? When you are doing your research to select a criminal defense attorney, here are a few questions we believe are relevant to ask:
- How many cases have you handled that allege commission of the federal crime with which I have been charged?
- How many of those kind of cases have you taken all the way to trial and actually tried before a judge or jury?
- What percentage of your business, overall, is devoted to federal criminal defense?
Oberheiden, P.C. does not hide the answers to any question you may have about the process, including each of the above test questions. The truth is that we are federal criminal defense trial attorneys. Each and every day, one or more of our attorneys is hard at work resolving cases with the DEA, the FBI, the Department of Justice, the IRS, the DOD, the Border Patrol, the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Inspector General, and Assistant U.S. Attorneys around the country, including in Austin, Texas. And when these negotiations break down, we are ready, willing, and able to take the case to trial and see it through. Our team includes a number of talented lawyers, including:
Who Will Handle My Case at Your Firm?
Our North Dallas office employs a number of highly qualified attorneys, but notably, we do not use paralegals or junior lawyers in federal criminal matters. If you hire Oberheiden, P.C., you will be represented by attorneys like Dr. Nick Oberheiden. You can be rest assured that these lawyers will be on your team if you contact us today and seek a free consultation.
Do You Accept Weekend Consultations?
Yes! We encourage you to call us or visit our Galleria Dallas office and obtain a free and confidential consultation. We are available seven days a week.
5728 LBJ, Suite 250
Dallas, Texas 75240
Contact the Trusted and Driven Plano Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
Are you facing a federal grand jury indictment or are the target of a federal investigation? We urge you to assert your rights to not speak to federal agents without an attorney present. Our experienced attorney can assess your situation and construct a defense strategy. We urge you to request a free case evaluation online, or call us at (214) 692-2171 now.
Areas We Serve in Plano and Collin County, Texas
Plano, Collin County, and ZIP Codes 75013, 75025, 75023, 75026, 75034, 75086, 75094, 75024, 75093, 75287, 75252, 75075, 75074, 75095