Dallas Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Skilled Dallas, TX Federal Defense Lawyers Defending Against Federal Charges in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, McAllen, and Across the State

If you are facing a federal criminal case in Dallas, an investigation, a federal grand jury subpoena, or a federal target letter, you simply cannot afford to experiment. You only have one shot. Just like you would see a specialist to treat your heart condition, you should consider experienced (former justice department) Dallas federal criminal defense attorneys with a proven track record to handle your federal case, for example:

  • Opioid Prescription Investigations (21 U.S.C. 841, 846)
  • Healthcare Fraud (Conspiracy, Medicare Fraud, Kickbacks)
  • Financial Fraud (Bank Fraud, Tax Fraud, Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Money Laundering)
  • Computer Crimes

Oberheiden, P.C. has obtained acquittals, dismissed charges, and probation sentences. If you or your business is on the government’s radar, or if you were recently arrested on federal charges in the State of Texas, Oberheiden, P.C. offers efficient help that is based on decades of federal law experience and demonstrated success in avoiding or fighting federal investigations.

Dallas, TX Office

5728 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy #250, Dallas, TX 75240

Phone: 214-469-9009

Oberheiden, P.C. – Dallas Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

Oberheiden, P.C. is a local Texas federal criminal defense law firm that is known for avoiding or fighting federal criminal charges. Featured by media stations throughout the State of Texas and nationally, unlike some other firms, our practice focuses on federal law only. Our Texan clients are served by attorneys with distinct careers within the federal justice system. Among our attorneys are:

  • Former Justice Department, Trial Attorneys
  • Former Special Assistant United States Attorneys (SAUSA)
  • Former Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA)
  • Former Prosecutors from Various U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Texas
  • Federal Criminal Litigation Lawyers

Putting all our federal law, federal litigation, and federal criminal defense experience together, clients not just benefit from the decades of insight gained in leading prosecutorial positions at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, but also from the sheer number of federal matters that we have handled throughout our careers. Texans, there simply is no firm like ours!

  • 1,000+ Federal Cases Handled
  • 1,000+ Grand Jury Subpoenas Handled
  • We Won Dismissal & Acquittals in Federal Cases
  • We Routinely Avoid Criminal Charges
  • More than 500 Criminal Trials Conducted

This is Why You Are in Good Hands

Nick has been there since the beginning. Throughout this experience he has had made me feel like my case is his most important. He excels in his area of law and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone that needs assistance. I am honored to have had him help me through this period.
j A.
j A.
Quick response, very knowledgeable, passionate, with a caring team with real experiencewith the same federal agencies that I was corresponding with (Roger Bach!) thus making all the legal concerns understandable. I would recommend to any other health care professional or would use Nick Oberheiden again if ever needed.... Thank you!read more
Shaunna R.
Shaunna R.
I am compelled to recommend Nick Oberheiden after dealing with many blood thirsty attorneys. Nick was extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. His expertise and relationships in the realm of federal healthcare is great. I wish I would have called him sooner. If you are facing a federal investigation... or suit, make Nick the first call you make. He really cares and is looking out for his clients best interest. His expertise has allowed my situation that seemed so daunting to be very manageable.read more
Lisa K.
Lisa K.
I found myself in an unfortunate situation with the federal government. I hired Nick Oberheiden as my attorney and it has been a life saving decision. His expertise and knowledge along with his commitment is superior and of utmost importance in federal cases. Nick has kept his word throughout this stressful process... and helped me receive the best possible outcome. You will not regret hiring Nick and his law firm to defend you!!!read more
Amir K.
Amir K.
Over the past decade I have plenty of experience with health care and federal attorneys. The one that has stood by far above and beyond the most intelligent, thoughtful, straight-forward, and strategic in defense and actions has been Nick Oberheiden. Nick has achieved results that others claim they could not. He has... taken on circumstances that felt as if not winnable, and worked to create a positive outcome. Nick has become a rock and support person through my troubling time and a beacon of hope and action that things will come out in the best possible manner. There is no attorney that I could support more then Dr. Oberheiden.read more
Matt H.
Matt H.
Dr Nick Oberheiden is a truly excellent attorney in every way! He’s knowledgeable and responds to all phone calls and emails swiftly. He is concise, and puts information in understandable terms. He is happy to explain and clarify any confusing matters or material. He will put your mind at ease immediately. For me,... it was like a superhero was protecting and helping me through what was one of the most stressful situations of my professional life! Nick is worth every single bit of the five star rating from me, and from other clients who have given him five star reviews as well!read more
Katherine R.
Katherine R.
We needed legal service and advise, Nick Oberheiden made a bad situation better. Prompt service, responded to email , and phone calls, addressed the problem professionally and on time. Would highly recomend them.
John P.
John P.
I have conferred and worked with Nick on several healthcare fraud defense cases, representing doctors, laboratory/pharmacy owners, durable medical equipment providers and marketing companies all investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice. Nick's level of expertise when it comes to the intricacies of medicare... billing, operational regulations and corporate structure is unmatched. His experience and knowledge, combined with his high-level contacts within the Department of Justice, nationwide, make him an invaluable resource to anyone who finds themselves being investigated or audited by the Government. Nick is easy to communicate with, and goes above and beyond to make himself available to his clients and colleagues in their time of need.read more
Joseph N.
Joseph N.
As a healthcare regulatory expert consultant and witness I have worked with a lot of attorneys over the years! But only a few actually stand out and would be someone I would refer my family or closest friends to if they had a legal need. One of these attorneys is without a doubt Nick Oberheiden! Nick is extremely... knowledgeable, professional, and plays chess while the other side is playing checkers. The old adage you get what you pay for is never more truer in Nick’s case. Highly recommended when your license and/or freedom is on the line!read more
Mike S.
Mike S.
From the moment we walked into Nick’s office, he made us feel safe and secure. Nick exemplifies kindness and compassion for his clients, qualities that I have found rare with attorneys. Nicks passion and expertise in Healthcare and Law are unrivaled.I strongly encourage and recommend others to use Nick.... Professionally, Nick is a Genius!read more
Shawn C.
Shawn C.
As a former supervising investigator with a large New York State agency investigating health care fraud, I have conferred with many defense attorneys over my thirty-year career. I can honestly say that I was not impressed with many of them, that is, until I met Dr. Nick Oberheiden. Not only is he an exceptional... attorney, who provides his clients with expert strategic legal guidance, he is highly regarded for his extraordinary character and integrity. Nick is extremely ethical and always has his clients' best interests at heart. Today, I am proud, honored and privileged to work with Nick in assisting him with his clients' needs, whether it is to determine if they have any criminal liability or to proactively establish a compliance program to prevent them from falling victim to any government audit/investigation. Nick works very efficiently - saving his clients time and money. So, if you are looking for an attorney to represent you or to offer you expert guidance, don't hesitate and contact Dr. Nick Oberheiden. You'll be glad you did!read more
Greg M.
Greg M.
I was a federal agent for over 30 years and have worked with many of the most successful DOJ and DoD attorneys. Dr. Oberheiden leads a team made up of the best former Federal, State, local attorneys and investigators that can quickly assess any type of federal legal matter. The collective knowledge and experience of... Dr. Oberheiden and his "Dream Team" have yielded successful outcomes in a significant number of federal legal matters which have benefited his clients time and time again! He and his team are determined to work each case to anticipate a prosecutor's case strategy and identity weaknesses in that strategy. Dr. Oberheiden is a relentless legal strategist that has earned him his favorable reputation among the legal community nationwide! If you want a reliable and results-oriented lawyer working for you, Oberheiden P.C. has my highest recommendation and confidence!read more
MICHAEL K.
MICHAEL K.
During the past year, i had the privilege to work alongside Dr. Nick Oberheiden as a team-member defending the owners of a specialty pharmacy being investigated by the HHS-OIG and the USDOJ. Thanks to Nick's leadership, knowledge and expertise, "Team Oberheiden" earned the pharmacy and its owners exoneration from... criminal and civil penalties. Case closed!read more
bill T.
bill T.
Excellent lawyer! I have been very happy with his legal services and highly recommend Dr. Nick Oberheiden.
Jakob S.
Jakob S.
Nick was extremely professional, polite, helpful, and friendly. He put my friend at ease and made us feel welcome to be with her. He answered our questions even though we were just there for support. Would definitely recommend him to anyone and would use myself if ever needed.
Jamie G
Jamie G
Nick is not smart, he is BRILLIANT! He knows the proceedings of the court extremely well and is a genius when working with prosecutors and judges!He is extremely hard working, and although I knew he was working on multiple cases, every time we dealt with mine, he made me feel that my case is the most important to... him. I will most certainly not be where I am, had it not been for Nick. I had worked with a couple of lawyers before Nick came so highly recommended to me, and I can tell you that he simply light years above them. Nick bats for the big leagues!!read more
Lorraine Emma De B.
Lorraine Emma De B.
I am a retired FBI Special Agent, who worked extensively with many attorneys. I find Dr. Oberheiden ti be very knowledgeable of the healthcare issues. He has a vast knowledge of all federal violations. He is very conscientious about the benefits of his clients. I saw him working around the continent of North America... to assist his clients. One of the great traits of the Oberheiden Law Firm, is that he tackles the allegations long before they reach the court stage. His capable staff is also very qualified and assist all clients as if they are the only client in their firm. I strongly recommend the Oberheiden Law Firm to anyone who has a federal case.read more
Gamal A.
Gamal A.
Nick is extremely professional and knows what he is doing. He is also very kind as a person (unless he is in court!) I would recommend him to just about anyone if they need an amazing lawyer that is top notch and would frankly be scary to face in the court room. He will always do a great job representing his clients.... Thank you very much.read more
Anna P.
Anna P.
Nick is the absolute top expert in any federal case
Jeff C.
Jeff C.
Smart. Smarter. Nick.As a healthcare executive, I once ran into a litigation issue. I hired Nick and, literally, before I knew it the case was resolved in my favor. Nick has an incredible presence and every lawyer in the room knows that Nick will do exactly what he says. It was a mesmerizing experience to see Nick in... action! Very calm and determined, Nick is the absolute top litigator.read more
Whitney Bryant M.
Whitney Bryant M.
Nick has been a friend and trusted advisor for almost 10 years. As anyone just looking at his bio can tell, Nick is an outstanding attorney in highest demand across the country. All healthcare providers should hire attorney Nick Oberheiden!! You will not be disappointed.
Pamela M.
Pamela M.
Dr. Oberheiden has served as council and represented our company on several occasions, even during depositions, contract reviews and providing invaluable advice on multiple occasions that transpired into multilevel success in our business. He and his teams knowledge of both local, state and federal statues,... accompanied by their areas of expertise law regarding best asset protection, estate planning and wealth management solutions have provided both professional and personal growth for my companies, safeguarding them and protection my family’s name and legacy. I would recommend this firm and Dr. Nick Oberheiden without hesitation. I have no doubt that you will experience success with his council.read more
Corban M.
Corban M.
I have worked with Nick Oberheiden for over ten years on various litigation matters in and around New York City. Nick is an accomplished and seasoned lawyer and litigator---efficient, reliable, practical and, at the same time, highly academic. Nick will take the time necessary to understand a client's short- and... long-term goals, and tailor his representation and advice to work toward and achieve those ends. Nick is a zealous advocate for his client, and will never sacrifice his client's interests for a quick or easy resolution to a case. At the end of the day, Nick is a great person to know if you or your business is in need of a top litigator or defense attorney.read more
Brendan C.
Brendan C.
When I was faced with one of the most terrifying and unexpected situations in my life, I called Dr. Oberheiden. I had vetted other attorneys and came right back to him. His knowledge, expertise, and reassuring presence made the decision easy. Throughout my case, his level of communication was what I needed and... expected. He constantly updated me on the status and progress of my case and was able to “talk me off the ledge” when the stress of it all would set in. He is simply the best of the best...there’s not a question about it.read more
Scarlett L.
Scarlett L.
Nick is a superb lawyer with exceptional skills and a formidable personality. Nick works harder, he thinks smarter, and he delivers faster than any lawyer you will ever find. Good, better, Nick!
Jacqueline S.
Jacqueline S.
1st class service. Atty. Iberheiden and Atty. Lynette Byrd were always available for us during the whole process of our Home Health Audit. Thank you so much!
Ed O.
Ed O.
I am a healthcare compliance consultant with almost 25 years of experience. The one advice I have for anyone seeking a lawyer with unbeatable healthcare law experience is to hire attorney Nick Oberheiden. For the past 8 years, I have worked with Nick on a variety of healthcare matters—from DEA compliance to DOL... supervisory rules to setting up PT and pain management clinics. I have never once seen a client not being 100% intrigued by Nick’s proven expertise in the field of healthcare structuring and compliance.Dr. S.T.read more
RAFT C.
RAFT C.
Nick Oberheiden is a spectacular lawyer, a true life saver. Nick is simply the very best!
Michael P
Michael P
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
Marshall M
Great firm, with a great firm record of experienced healthcare and litigation attorneys.
Chris A.
Chris A.

What You Need to Know About Current FBI, IRS, DEA, and OIG Prosecutions in Texas

The U.S. justice system is divided into state and federal courts. Federal courts have jurisdiction and authority to adjudicate federal criminal offenses, while state courts decide on violations of state offenses. In total, there are 95 federal districts in the U.S., four of which are located in Texas.

  • Northern District of Texas (with federal courts in Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene, San Angelo, Amarillo, Wichita Falls, Lubbock)
  • Southern District of Texas (with federal courts in Houston, Galveston, Laredo, Brownsville, Victoria, Corpus Christi, McAllen)
  • Western District of Texas (with federal courts in Austin, Waco, El Paso, San Antonio, Del Rio, Pecos, Midland, Alpine, Fort Hood)
  • Eastern District of Texas (with federal courts in Tyler, Beaumont, Sherman, Marshall, Texarkana, Lufkin)

Combined, the four federal districts are among the largest federal enforcement territories in the country with the highest number of federal investigations of any state. This fact becomes all the more concerning since the Justice Department recently announced to intensify its efforts and to increase the number of federal prosecutions. Texans must be aware of this.

In 2017, Attorney General Sessions directed federal prosecutors to charge the most serious charges and pursue the harshest sentences. This policy significantly limits the discretion of federal prosecutors to charge a less serious offense, negotiate a plea agreement, or agree to more lenient sentencing.  The policy requires a supervising attorney to approve prosecutor decisions to charge a case with less than the maximum sustainable charge or a lesser sentence.  Any departure from the harsh new policy also requires the approval of a supervising attorney.  The rationale justifying the deviation from this harsh policy must be written in the case file.  Some critics argue that few prosecutors will ever risk exercising their discretion given these obstacles. The instructions address all federal agencies investigating federal offenses, such as the:

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Office of Inspector General (OIG)
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • S. Attorney’s Office (USAO)

This policy denying prosecutor discretion to show leniency has even more devastating consequences because of the federal sentencing guidelines.  Federal judges typically follow the sentencing guidelines, which may include mandatory minimum terms.  Between the inflexible practices of Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General prosecutors and harsh federal sentencing guidelines, criminal defendants in federal court need a skilled advocate who understands these tough challenges and possesses a track record of success. This is what Texas is currently experiencing:

  • Increase of Federal Arrests & Federal Charges
  • Expansion of Search Warrant and Arrest Warrants
  • FBI Agents Attempting to Interview
  • Target Letters from the U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Grand Jury Subpoena Asking for Records/Testimony

Our federal criminal defense attorneys have handled thousands of cases in federal court, but our success is evidenced by going beyond even our exemplary record in federal grand jury proceedings and trials.

Are you accused of a federal crime in Dallas, TX?

Don’t delay. Learn about your rights.

Call Dallas Attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden now!

214-469-9009

Healthcare Fraud

  • 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud
  • 18 U.S.C. 1347 Healthcare Fraud
  • 18 U.S.C. 1035 False Statements Relating to Healthcare 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

Prescription Fraud

  • 21 U.S.C. 846 Conspiracy to Distribute
  • 21 U.S.C. 841 Distribution and Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics

Drug Trafficking

  • 21 U.S.C. 846 Conspiracy to Distribute Furanyl Fentanyl, Carfentanil, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Marijuana, or Cocaine etc.
  • 21 U.S.C. 846 Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

Financial Crimes

  • 18 U.S.C. 1956 Money Laundering
  • 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud
  • 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud
  • 18 U.S.C. 1341 Mail Fraud
  • 18 U.S.C. 1343 Wire Fraud

The Dallas federal defense lawyers at Oberheiden, P.C. vigorously defends the people of Texas when facing federal law investigations. We are a team of former Department of Justice Trial Attorneys, former Assistant and Special Assistant United States Attorneys and former federal prosecutors previously in charge of federal investigations at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Beaumont, and elsewhere.

FAQs: Important Questions Regarding Federal Prosecutions in the State of Texas

What Are the Penalties for Federal Felonies?

 

Federal felonies typically range from 0-10 years, but some, like mail and wire fraud and many violent offenses can go up to 0-20 years per each offense. More important than thinking that you will spend 20 years in jail is to understand how sentences in Texas federal courts are actually imposed. First of all, there is only a sentencing if you got convicted or decided to plea guilty. Our job is to avoid this from happening. Next, most federal judges in Texas follow the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. These guidelines contain complicated arithmetic and mathematical formulas that allow the U.S. Probation Office to recommend a sentence range to the judge. Then, before the sentencing hearing, defense attorneys can challenge and object to the recommendation. For example, attorney Nick Oberheiden has repeatedly obtained probation outcomes when the guidelines called for years in prison.

How Will I Know that I Am Under Investigation?

 

Besides rumors and agents trying to interview you or business affiliates, the safest way to know about an investigation is if you receive formal notice from the U.S. Attorney’s Office by way of a target letter, a grand jury subpoena, or other form of correspondence from an Assistant United States Attorney. By the same token, you may also find out, then obviously, when agents come to your residence or business to execute a search warrant or federal arrest warrant. Because investigations are not public, it is important to act immediately at the earliest sign of an investigation. The sooner a skilled attorney can enter the case and defend your interest, the more likely it is that you will walk away with no charges.

Does an Arrest Mean I Am Guilty?

 

Absolutely not! If you get arrested on federal charges in Texas, that means that a federal magistrate judge saw probable cause that you committed a crime, either yourself or by assisting someone else. It is important to realize that a simple affidavit from a federal agent investigating the matter can amount to probable cause. In other words, unlike the burden of proof the government has to show that you are actually guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, probable cause can be met rather easy. Oberheiden, P.C. has demonstrated the difference between an arrest and a conviction by obtaining dismissal and acquittals. If you or someone you deeply care for got arrested on federal charges in Texas and you want lawyers to help with the federal bond hearing or with the defense case, then call Oberheiden, P.C. for a case discussion, a quote, and a free and confidential consultation.

How Should I Respond to a Target Letter?

 

If you receive a target letter from any of the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Texas, that means that the government formally informs you that they have reason to believe that you violated a federal criminal statute or that you aided and assisted someone else to commit a federal offense (often referred to as a criminal conspiracy). Target letters are fairly common in Texas. They are not public, that means nobody but you and the government knows about it; it is also important to understand that there is no case filed against you. While target letters essentially conclude the investigation, you receiving notice offers experienced attorneys an opportunity to take on the invitation from the prosecutor that is typically contained in the last paragraph of the target letter to meet, discuss (and possibly clarify) the matter. Oberheiden, P.C. has convinced prosecutors that have issued target letters not to actually bring charges by making compelling presentations at the U.S. Attorney’s Office on behalf of our targeted client. Target letters are extremely serious. You cannot afford to ignore them, you must not hesitate to address the issue. If you received a target letter, contact one of our experienced Texas attorneys immediately. We will discuss the matter with you, hear your side of the story, and then open a dialogue with the prosecutor.

Should I Talk to the FBI Myself?

 

Federal agents are case investigators. They are expected to collect information so that the prosecutor can make a decision whether or not to move forward with charges. One (common) way for federal agents to gather information is to make surprise visits to potential witnesses or targets of their investigation asking for an interview. While these FBI and DEA and OIG agents are well trained and know how to assure you that their questions have “nothing to do with you,” caution is in order. It is never a good idea, no matter how innocent you are, to talk to FBI agents. Why? Because you don’t know what they actually want from you, you don’t know whether you are actually considered a mere witness. They don’t have to tell you and, often, they deliberately tell you what you want to hear (“it’s not about you”) to make you feel comfortable speaking with them—even if they already made the decision that you are a target and they are simply waiting for you to incriminate yourself. When agents approach you for an interview, politely insist on having a lawyer present. Let Oberheiden, P.C. speak with the agent and the prosecutor first to find out about the purpose of the interview and your role in the case. Talk to Oberheiden, P.C. and let us handle to agents to protect your rights and interests.

What Type of Offenses Do You Handle?

 

Oberheiden, P.C. is known for its healthcare fraud and federal fraud defense practice. We have resolved a large number of federal fraud cases resulting in no charges and no liability for our clients, including but not limited to health are fraud, insurance fraud, investment fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, tax evasion, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, embezzlement, mortgage fraud, counterfeiting, corporate fraud, federal procurement fraud, theft of government property, and violations of intellectual property. In addition, as former prosecutors and defense attorneys, our attorneys have handled a large number of federal drug cases, drug trafficking, violations of the Controlled Substance Act. As of recent, Oberheiden, P.C. also concluded a number of environmental cases and we have been featured by radio and TV stations in federal corruption and bribery cases.

When Should I Get a Lawyer?

 

Frankly, if you are even remotely involved in a federal case, be it as a distant witness or as the prime target, you should immediately consult with an attorney that understands the federal criminal process. Make sure the lawyer does not handle anything but federal cases and that he/she has specific and compelling answers to your most pressing questions. In general, the sooner the right attorney joins the defense case, the easier it is to influence the outcome. Feel free to call Oberheiden, P.C. for a free and confidential assessment to see if you need a lawyer and what a lawyer can do for you at this stage of your case.

Who Will Represent Me at Oberheiden, P.C.?

 

One of the things that are unique about Oberheiden, P.C. is that we do not let junior lawyers or paralegals handle a federal case. From the moment you call us, you will be speaking with experienced attorneys like Dr. Nick Oberheiden and we commit to you that you will not deal with anyone but a highly experienced top-level partner attorney. Find out for yourself and schedule an appointment at one of our Texas locations. We try to accommodate same day meetings, including on weekends!

“Relentless”
“It is very clear to me that Nick Oberheiden has a deep understanding of health law issues. [He] has been instrumental in managing and resolving many difficult legal matters [and] is always relentlessly focused on the critical issues that matter most. Nick is very dedicated and . . . displays a high degree of professionalism. I would not hesitate in recommending Nick for the most important of legal matters.” – Satisfied Client

“The very best!”
“I hired Nick Oberheiden and Oberheiden, P.C. to defend me in a criminal healthcare matter. From the first moment I met with Nick[,] my wife and I knew that he [would provide] the help I need[ed]. And yes, Nick got me out of trouble. No charges. Case Dismissed.” – Satisfied Client


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