Riverside Criminal Trial/Litigation
Proven Riverside Criminal Trial/Litigation Attorneys
Federal criminal charges can ruin your reputation and threaten your future. If you are under investigation or facing prosecution our highly-experienced Riverside criminal trial/litigation attorneys can defend you.
As a licensed professional, business owner, executive, or public official, a federal indictment can destroy everything you have worked so hard to build. Federal agents and prosecutors do not care that you are making a difference in the world. They do not care that you are supporting your family. All they care about is doing their job, and their job is to put criminals in prison.
A criminal. That label doesn’t sit well with most people. Most people also never expect to be targeted in a federal investigation. For most people, allegations of criminal conduct come as a complete surprise. But, once again, the federal agents and prosecutors targeting you do not care how you feel about your situation. If you are guilty, you deserve to be convicted. That’s it. End of story.
But, at Oberheiden, P.C., we know that you have a much longer story to tell. We know that federal investigations are often misguided, and we know that being accused does not mean that you are guilty. With experience representing clients nationwide in more than 1,000 federal investigations and 500 criminal trials, our Riverside criminal trial/litigation attorneys also know what it takes to overcome criminal allegations and we can use this experience to protect you in Riverside, CA.
Federal Litigation Attorneys with an Extensive Track Record Prior To and During Trial
As a federal defense law firm, our practice consists of representing clients in all stages of federal criminal litigation. With an office in Los Angeles (as well as multiple other office locations around the country), we represent licensed professionals, business owners, business executives, politicians, and other clients in CA. Our Riverside criminal trial/litigation attorneys focus primarily on representing individuals charged with serious white-collar offenses, including (but not limited to):
- Health care fraud
- Federal drug crimes
- Tax crimes
- Bank, mortgage, and insurance fraud
- Corporate and securities fraud
- Public corruption and bribery
- Mail fraud and wire fraud
- Money laundering
- Criminal conspiracy
To ensure that we are able to pursue every available opportunity to protect you, it is critical that you contact us immediately. You can reach our offices 24/7. Once you contact us, we will arrange for you to meet with members of our federal litigation team in Riverside, CA, as soon as possible. Call (888) 519-4897 now for your free and confidential case assessment with one of our Riverside criminal trial/litigation attorneys
A Strategic and Aggressive Approach for Every Stage of Federal Criminal Litigation
When we represent clients in federal criminal litigation, our goal is to secure a favorable result as quickly, discreetly, and cost-effectively as possible. To do this, we deploy strategies that are designed to protect our clients at every stage of the litigation process.
If it is not already too late, we will focus our efforts on resolving your case before formal charges get filed. We routinely represent health care providers, company executives, and other types of clients in federal fraud investigations involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Office of Inspector General (OIG), and other federal law enforcement agencies. Our proven Riverside criminal trial/litigation attorneys intervene in the government’s investigation in order to disrupt the process and gather critical information about the allegations being targeted, and we work quickly to convince prosecutors that no charges are warranted.
2. Indictment (Federal Grand Jury)
In federal criminal cases, formal charges result from the grand jury process. If you have received a grand jury subpoena, our attorneys can help you respond appropriately and prepare the testimony you will deliver in federal district court. If there are grounds to challenge the subpoena, we will challenge it. If there are opportunities to negotiate the scope of the subpoena, we will negotiate. In any case, we will provide personalized, one-on-one representation so that you feel confident and prepared when it is time to testify in front of the grand jury.
3. Negotiations with Federal Prosecutors
From your indictment forward, we will constantly evaluate and re-evaluate any potential opportunities to resolve your case via pretrial settlement. We will utilize a variety of techniques and strategies to seek the leverage necessary to negotiate a favorable plea deal – if not negotiate to have your charges dropped entirely. Even once your trial begins, negotiating a plea deal is still a possibility. However, at this stage, it is also important to determine whether a negotiated resolution might risk your chance of a “not guilty” verdict at trial.
4. Pretrial Motions and Hearings
One of the ways we will seek leverage for settlement negotiations is by filing motions to suppress the government’s evidence and limit the number of charges and counts that are on the table. Additionally, if your case goes to trial, these preliminary steps will ensure that your exposure is as minimal as possible and that you are not at risk for being convicted based upon evidence that should never have made its way in front of the jury.
5. Trial Defense
As federal litigators, our Riverside criminal trial/litigation attorneys are no strangers to criminal trials in United States District Court. We have effectively deployed a variety of trial strategies in defense of our clients, and we use our past experience to hone focused and comprehensive defenses to the unique facts and circumstances of each individual case. In criminal trial litigation, our first priority is always acquittal; we bring the full weight of our defense attorneys’ centuries of combined legal experience to bear.
6. Sentencing Defense
When a criminal trial results in a “guilty” verdict, the next stage in the litigation process is to prepare for sentencing. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines provide for various ranges of sentencing depending upon the specific statute violated and the defendant’s criminal history. And while federal prosecutors will be preparing to argue for the maximum punishment, we will be preparing to mitigate the consequences of your conviction to the greatest extent possible.
7. Appellate Litigation
In addition to representing clients in federal trial litigation, we also represent clients in federal appeals. If you have grounds to appeal your conviction or sentence, our committed Riverside criminal trial/litigation attorneys can take your case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and potentially even the United States Supreme Court.
4 Ways to Defend against Criminal Charges in Federal District Court
While there are numerous ways to defend against criminal charges in federal district court, from a legal perspective, most defenses fall into four main categories. When we represent clients who are facing federal charges, our skilled and knowledgeable Riverside criminal trial/litigation attorneys explore all possible opportunities to use defenses in each of these categories to our clients’ advantage:
- Lack of Evidence – In order to secure a conviction, the Assistant United States Attorneys handling your case must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If they lack the evidence to meet this burden, then you are entitled to a “not guilty” verdict at trial. Criminal culpability requires proof of each element of the alleged offense (including the requisite intent). If the government’s evidence is lacking on even a single element, we can use this to protect you.
- Inadmissible Evidence – One way to prevent prosecutors from meeting their burden of proof is by preventing them from presenting key evidence at trial. Under federal law, there are several reasons why incriminating evidence may be legally inadmissible and our Riverside criminal trial/litigation attorneys can litigate to make sure that any inadmissible evidence is kept out of your case.
- Constitutional Defenses – The constitutional protections that apply during criminal investigations, arrests, interrogations, and prosecutions can provide defenses even in the face of admissible incriminating evidence. While certain constitutional violations will result in evidence being deemed inadmissible (such as an unlawful search or seizure), others can be used to avoid conviction in circumstances where no other viable defenses are available.
- Affirmative Defenses – Affirmative defenses provide another way to avoid conviction in the face of otherwise incriminating evidence, in some cases. With an affirmative defense, you are effectively arguing that, even if the prosecution’s accusations are true, you are not guilty of the crime alleged. For example, in a health care fraud investigation under the Anti-Kickback Statute, the statute’s “safe harbors” can provide protection where a transaction or relationship would otherwise justify a conviction.
Oberheiden, P.C. | A Federal Criminal Litigation Team Serving Riverside, CA
Oberheiden, P.C., is a federal criminal litigation law firm with a nationwide presence. Our team of senior attorneys include litigators who are licensed to practice in California, including before the United States District Court for the Southern District of California in Riverside, CA. Learn more about the Riverside criminal trial/litigation attorneys on the federal litigation team at Oberheiden, P.C.:
Contact Us Now for a Free and Confidential Consultation with the Winning Riverside Criminal Trial/Litigation Attorneys
To speak with Riverside criminal trial/litigation lawyers on our federal litigation team about your criminal case, call us now at (888) 519-4897 or request an appointment online. We will schedule your free and confidential initial consultation as soon as possible.