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San Antonio Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden

San Antonio, Texas

A High-Profile Federal Lawyer for San Antonio, Texas: DEA & FBI Cases

If you are a physician in San Antonio, you probably visit this site because you had to realize that being a good doctor is no longer enough to stay off the government’s radar, and you might need the services of a San Antonio federal criminal defense lawyer. Federal law enforcement in San Antonio and prosecutions against providers brought by the DEA, FBI, and the Office of Inspector General are at an all-time high. Declared targets are San Antonio doctors, who prescribed opioids, benzodiazepines, stimulants, sedatives, and muscle relaxants between 2015-2018.

Nick Oberheiden

Texas federal attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden dedicates his practice to protecting physicians, pharmacy owners, and business entrepreneurs against federal government investigations. Unlike most lawyers you will come across, Nick only handles federal cases and only practices in a federal court—a significant advantage for those clients that would want a lawyer that has the routine and experience to avoid criminal charges or a conviction in a federal case.

  • “Federal Court Room Superstar”
  • “Relentless”
  • “The Very Best”
  • “Brilliant Strategy”
  • “A true life saver”
  • “There Is No One Better”
  • “Federal Litigation Superstar”
  • “Simply Unrivaled”

Indeed, Nick has been featured by news stations throughout Texas, San Antonio particularly, and the rest of the United States sharing his federal litigation experience on TV, radio, and in nationally broadcasted interviews. In hundreds of federal healthcare fraud and federal criminal cases involving the Controlled Substances Act, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and other federal offenses, Nick has built a hard-to-beat history of avoiding indictments and successful case outcomes for a large quantity of clients.

  • DEA Search Warrant Cases: NO CHARGES.
  • Opioid “Overdose” Cases: NO CHARGES.
  • Opioid “Fraud” Cases: NO CHARGES.
  • Opioid “Diversion” Cases: NO CHARGES.
  • Controlled Substances Act: Ask for history of NO CHARGES.
  • 100+ Federal Healthcare Fraud Cases: NO CHARGES.
  • Wide Variety of White-Collar Crimes: NO CHARGES.

Call Nick today at 888-680-1745 and find out for yourself why physicians, business owners, lawyers, and even active federal prosecutors hire Texas attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden when their reputation and freedom are at stake.

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Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice

Local Counsel

Joanne Fine DeLena
Joanne Fine DeLena

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney & Former District Attorney

Local Trial & Defense Counsel

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former Federal Prosecutor

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Michael Koslow
Michael Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Chris Quick
Chris Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Kevin M. Sheridan
Kevin M. Sheridan

Former Special Agent (FBI)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Dennis A. Wichern
Dennis A. Wichern

Former Special Agent-in-Charge (DEA)

10 Important Questions Regarding Federal Criminal Cases in Bexar County, Texas

Most San Antonio clients contact Nick because they are were contacted by DEA or FBI agents, received a grand jury subpoena or a target letter from the Western District of Texas, experienced a search warrant of their business, or because they were recently charged with a federal offense by one of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Bexar County. If this happened to you, you should immediately meet with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney to protect your interests. What follows are some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to federal cases in Southwest Texas.

Who Investigates Federal Cases in San Antonio, Texas?


San Antonio, Texas is one of the centers of opioid investigations within the state of Texas.Structurally, San Antonio is part of the Western District of Texas, one of 95 federal districtsnationwide. The Western District is known for relentless prosecutions of white-collar offenses,including healthcare fraud, money laundering, and violations of the Controlled Substances Act. Federalcases in San Antonio are investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal agencies such as theDepartment of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice,the FBI, the DEA, and the IRS.

Why Are Doctors in San Antonio, Texas Targeted by the DEA?


The government’s position is to confront the national opioid crisis by prosecuting physicians andpharmacy owners for dispensing medically unnecessary and excessive pain medication to chronic painpatients. With more than 90 people dying of drug overdoses in the United States each day, all federalprosecutors in San Antonio, Texas were formally instructed to prioritize drug trafficking, drugdiversion, opioid fraud, prescription fraud, and related offenses. Specially created federal task forcesare relentlessly screening physicians’ prescription volumes between 2014 and present day.

Why Are San Antonio Physicians and Pharmacies Prosecuted in DEA Opioid Investigations?


The central allegation in opioid related federal investigations is that prescribers and pharmaciescriminally deviated from the ordinary course of medicine and the accepted standards of medicine asincorporated and defined under the federal Controlled Substances Act.

What Mistake Do I Need to Avoid If I Am Under Investigation?


The number one mistake to avoid if you are under federal investigation is to hesitate to engage anexperienced federal criminal defense attorney that knows how to protect your interests and yourfreedom.

How Can I Find the Right Federal Lawyer?


Not every lawyer qualifies for the job. There is a significant discrepancy between handling a stateshoplifting or state DUI case and handling a complex, nuanced, federal investigation involving theDepartment of Justice, the FBI, and other highly trained federal authorities. The following questionsmay help you to narrow the scope of your search. First, in how many of your last 200 federal (healthcare fraud, mail fraud, tax fraud etc.) cases did you avoid criminal charges for your clients? Secondhow many (DEA opioid investigations, Medicarefraud, Kickback, bank fraud etc.) have you personally handled and what were the outcomes? Third,if I hire your firm, who will handle my case?

What Are the Penalties in San Antonio Federal Cases


Penalties in federal cases are severe. Because most federal offenses are felony charges, almost everydefendant found guilty by way of a plea agreement or as convicted in a court of law, is exposed to 0 to10 years of incarceration per count. If you have specific questions about specific offenses, thepenalties for those offenses, and the sentencing process in general, you should call Nick Oberheidentoday to get a better understanding of how the federal justice system works and what he can do toprotect you.

What Type of Cases Does Nick Oberheiden Handle?


Nick Oberheiden is licensed in all federal courts in Texas, including the Western District of Texas, SanAntonio. Nick limits his practice to federal law and a large portion of his cases are DEA opioid fraudcases, Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, False Claims Act cases, Civil Investigative Demand matters,violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, home healthcare fraud, hospice fraud, toxicologyand pharmacy investigations, MSOs, and whistleblower defense matters. Outside of healthcare cases, Nickhas represented clients in high-profile public corruption, bribery, tax fraud, money laundering, mailfraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and federal computer crime cases.

Where Is Nick and His Firm Located?


Nick Oberheiden represents clients in federal cases in approximately 35 states. His home office isDallas, but his many clients in San Antonio, Texas make him a frequent visitor to Bexar County.Additionally, the firm has offices in Houston and Austin and locations throughout the United States. Ifyou have questions about a federal case in San Antonio or want to meet, you should call Nick at 888-680-1745 today. Nothing easier than that!

What Do I Need to Do to Get a Free Consultation?


Nick Oberheiden is always available for free and confidential consultations. If you have questions abouta federal case in San Antonio, you should call Nick at 888-680-1745today. Nick will take your call himself and immediately address your questions and concerns.

Call 888-680-1745 to Protect Your Reputation

When you hire federal defense attorney Nick Oberheiden, you select a San Antonio federal criminal defense lawyer with true experience. Unlike most lawyers, Nick will disclose to you his universe of healthcare law and healthcare fraud defense history—because he is proud of the track record he has built in hundreds of government investigations. And: calls with Nick are free and 100% confidential and they are not delegated to junior lawyers. Call or contact him online.

Impeccable Service


Nick Oberheiden is the absolute best federal litigation attorney. Nick gives you the immediate comfort of feeling 100% protected. He is polite, respectful— and extremely compelling. His legal strategy turned out to be brilliant.

– Marshall M.

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