Staten Island Federal Criminal Defense
Looking for a Top-Notch NY Federal Defense Attorney?
Meet attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden. Featured by media stations across New York, Ph.D. NY attorney Nick Oberheiden commits his entire practice to defending people against government investigations and federal criminal cases. In hundreds of FBI and DEA cases, Nick has proven his ability to avoid charges, dismiss federal cases, and to obtain favorable outcomes for his clients.
- United States v. Client: Dismissed.
- United States v. Client: Dismissed.
- DEA Search Warrant: No Charges.
- DEA Opioid Investigation (Physician): No Charges.
- DEA Overdose Investigation (Physician): No Charges.
- FBI & OIG Health Care Fraud Case: No Charges.
- FBI Computer Crime Case: Probation.
Consider this. Nick has been hired as lead defense counsel in over 35 states and he answers call to clients from across the U.S. in need of effective and proven federal defense strategies. In fact, Nick’s reputation is so good that federal prosecutors and federal agents reach out to Nick when they themselves need reliable legal advice in critical personal situations. Nick has represented doctors, lawyers, prosecutors, CEOs, business owners, board of directors, and folks of all walks of life in nationally watched cases as well as a plethora of cases that never made it into the news— due to Nick’s intervention.
Hire confidence. Hire experience. Hire New York attorney Nick Oberheiden. Call today and get a free consultation or ask Nick to meet you to discuss the best strategy. Call 214-692-2171 to speak to Nick directly, including on weekends.
Accused, Afraid, Arrested? Let’s Team Up!
Staten Island, New York experiences a wave of unprecedented prosecutions, search warrants, and arrests. Ordinary, good people who have served the community and the public yesterday are declared federal criminals the next day. Never before has Long Island such a systematic attack against pain doctors, family and internal medicine physicians, rheumatologists, psychiatrists, dentists, and many other community serving physicians and pharmacies.
No wonder that New Yorkers seek shelter against unjust prosecutions and drastic accusations! Federal prosecutions in Staten Island, New York are assigned to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York at 100 Federal Plaza, Central Islip, New York 11722.
To protect your license, your career, your financials, and your liberty, you need to get active. You can’t just sit and wait. Waiting means losing. The government will use the time you afford them to build a case against you. You need to act. Today, not tomorrow! Reach out to New York attorney Nick Oberheiden. Get free advice, 100% confidentially, if you have questions about any aspect of a federal case or specific offense:
Events in Federal Cases:
- Agents Showing Up at Office/House
- DEA Opioid Cases
- DEA Drug Diversion
- DEA Opioid Overdose Cases
- DEA Drug Distribution
- OIG & FBI Health Care Fraud
- White-Collar Offenses
- Computer Crimes
- Grand Jury Subpoena
- OIG Subpoena
- Target Letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office
- DEA or FBI Search Warrant
- Arrest & Indictment in Federal Court
- Government Investigations
- Opioid Fraud Cases (Overdose, Search Warrant, Arrest)
- Medicare Fraud
- False Claims Act Cases
- Civil Investigative Demand
- Illegal Kickbacks
- Money Laundering
- Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Bank Fraud, Tax Fraud
- Federal Conspiracy Charges
- Computer Crimes
Staten Island, New York criminal defense attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden offers years of results in federal courts. Nick has argued complex federal cases at U.S. Attorney’s Offices, FBI, DEA, IRS, and U.S. Secret Service locations across the country as well as before the Washington D.C. headquarters of the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Inspector General, and other federal law enforcement agencies. Call Nick today and defend your future at (214)692-2171
Q & A With East New York Federal Attorney Nick Oberheiden
Why Does the DEA Target Doctors in East New York?
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is scrutinizing physicians in East New York and Staten Island for prescribing addictive pain medication to chronic pain patients between 2014 and the present day. Following instructions from the Justice Department in Washington D.C., DEA field agents in East New York are tasked to take town, prosecute, and to arrest physicians and pharmacy owners who have dispensed “medically unnecessary” controlled substances or operated pill mills and thus contributed to the national opioid epidemic.
What Penalties Could Physicians in Staten Island and Islip Face in Opioid Investigations?
Prescription violations that are subject to the Controlled Substances Act at 21 U.S.C. 841 can trigger significant legal consequences. Physicians found guilty of prescription abuse, may lose their medical license, DEA privileges, and may face up to 10 years in federal prison. If you have prescribed or dispensed controlled substances and have questions regarding compliance or appropriate prescription policies, you should reach out to experienced DEA criminal defense attorney Nick Oberheiden. The DEA in East New York is really serious. You should not wait.
Why Do Prosecutors Like to Charge a Federal Conspiracy?
Federal law at 18 U.S.C. 371 allows prosecutors to charge multiple defendants in one unified indictment. The advantage for the prosecution by utilizing federal criminal conspiracy structures is the fact that the government only has the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that each defendant made a contribution to the overall success of the criminal scheme. Almost all health care fraud, drug cases, and larger federal investigations are structured as federal conspiracies, as the following examples show.
- 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)
How Does Sentencing in Staten Island Federal Cases Work?
Federal judges in East New York typically follow the recommendations made by assigned U.S. probation officers. In a nutshell, after a defendant is found guilty, a probation officer is assigned to prepare a sentencing memorandum to the presiding federal judge. Pursuant to the uniform Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the probation officer will provide a detailed summary of the defendant’s offense, level of culpability, injury or damage created, prior encounters with law-enforcement, and other important factors that will ultimately lead to a calculated, point-based sentencing recommendation.
What Should I NOT Do When Agents Come to My Office?
The one thing you should NOT do when federal agents show up at your office or your house either to interview you, to serve you with a subpoena, or to execute a search warrant, is to engage in a conversation with them about the investigation and your role in it. Any experienced federal criminal defense attorney serving clients in Staten Island will tell you that there is absolutely no benefit (but potential huge harm) when speaking to law-enforcement without an attorney present and without first knowing what the investigation is about. Anything you say to a federal agent must be true, complete, and may not constitute an attempt to withhold or misrepresent information. Under 18 U.S.C. 1001, lying or withholding material information to a federal officer constitutes a federal felony.
Call 214-692-2171 to Defend Your Future
Dr. Nick Oberheiden is licensed to practice in New York and he is admitted to practice in the Eastern District of New York (among others). 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.