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Austin Federal Criminal Defense

Experienced Austin Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Travis County.

Austin address – by appointment only:
701 Tillery Street Suite 12
Austin, TX 78702

Austin is experiencing an unprecedented number of federal investigations. New arrests and business subpoenas, grand jury notices, and target letters from the Western District of Texas Department of Justice seem to come out everyday. If this happens to you, caution is in order. The federal government has greatly expanded its law enforcement operations in Central Texas.

Texas-Based Oberheiden, P.C. Employs Former Federal Prosecutors who Assist Clients in Austin, Texas

Oberheiden, P.C. is a Texas federal defense law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston, and Bastrop (20 miles outside of Austin). We are known for a strong defense and our record of avoiding criminal charges in a large number of cases. Our team has been featured by various media over different channels across the country, including Austin and Texas. Our practice focuses only on federal matters, which makes us different from most other criminal law firms. Our dedication to federal criminal law, allows us to offer Texas clients a team of attorneys. They all have substantial experience in federal court and in dealing with federal prosecutors from any agency.

  • Collectively, we have handled over 2,000 federal cases
  • Collectively, we have handled over 2,000 federal grand jury subpoenas
  • Collectively, we have avoided criminal charges in many cases
  • Collectively, we have achieved dismissal or acquittal in many other cases

Because our team includes former Texas federal prosecutors, our Austin clients receive the benefit of legal representation from attorneys who have first-hand knowledge of the federal justice system. Please contact Nick Oberheiden today and request a free and confidential consultation in Austin.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Why You Need Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys for Prosecutions in Austin

Austin Federal Criminal DefenseAustin is part of the Western District of Texas. This District is one of the largest federal districts in the country and encompasses several branches of the FBI and the Department of Justice in Austin, San Antonio, Del Rio, Alpine, El Paso, Waco, and Midland. With more than 4,000 new federal cases opened each year, the Western District of Texas has the third-highest number of federal prosecutions of all the 90+ federal districts in the United States. This high number is all the more a concern since the Justice Department recently instructed all federal prosecutors to intensify their efforts to secure maximum convictions in federal criminal cases. Austin is no exception to this announcement, and it is likely to see the number of federal investigations climb even more in the Austin area. Among the federal offenses most heavily enforced in Austin are:

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

Financial Crimes

  • 18 U.S.C. 1956 Money Laundering
  • 18 U.S.C. 1344 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 Crimes

  • 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

Many people are unaware that federal crimes cover so many topics. Have you been arrested for any of the above offenses or any other federal charges? Have you or your business been notified you’re being investigated by the federal government? Oberheiden, P.C. is ready to help you fight the federal government with our years of experience in the federal system. Call us any time, seven days a week, including weekends. We will be happy to explain our criminal defense ideas for your federal case.

Why Do Austin Clients Choose Oberheiden, P.C.?

Austin is home to some of the finest lawyers in Texas. You need an experienced federal criminal defense attorney to provide you with reliable and competent advice. Oberheiden, P.C. are former Department of Justice trial attorneys and federal litigation attorneys. We make every effort to see that our clients are justly treated when under investigation by the FBI, DEA, OIG, or other federal law enforcement agencies.

  • We avoided charges in a large number of cases.
  • We obtained acquittals and dismissals in federally indicted cases.
  • We understand how to intervene in a federal investigation.

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. Our website shows that every lawyer 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 unmatched expertise to our clients.

  • We do not use junior lawyers.
  • We will not wall you off by secretaries.
  • We offer 2,000+ cases of federal law experience.
  • We recognize the importance of your case.
  • We have negotiated favorable outcomes with FBI and other agents.
  • We know the Western District of Texas.
  • We are former Department of Justice prosecutors ourselves.
  • We are available on weekends.
  • We can meet you in Austin.
  • We are committed to add you to our success stories.
  • We are happy to share our past results with you.

At Oberheiden, P.C., we are proud of the achievements we have had for our clients. In many cases, our biggest victories never make the news. That’s because we are often able to stop a federal investigation in its tracks and prevent our clients from being indicted or charged. Of course, we are not able to resolve every case through hardball negotiations with government prosecutors. When we cannot, we are prepared to take a case to trial and let a federal judge or jury decide the strength or weakness of the government’s case.

FAQs: Important Questions Regarding Federal Prosecutions in Austin

How Do I Know That I Am Under Investigation?

There are essentially three ways for Austin residents to find out that they are under investigation by the FBI, the DEA, the Office of Inspector General, or the U.S. Attorney’s Office. First, in writing, by receipt of a federal grand jury subpoena from the Western District of Texas. Or, you may receive a target letter issued by an Assistant United States Attorney. Second, verbally, when federal agents attempt to interview you or someone with whom you had business dealings (e.g. former employee, business partner, etc.). Third, by way of a search or arrest warrant. In either of these scenarios, time to hire an attorney is of the essence. The longer the government can investigate without a defense attorney stepping in, the more difficult it is to undo the findings. Call Oberheiden, P.C. the second you become aware of a potential case and let us implement proven defense techniques as quickly as possible. We will promptly contact the case agent and the prosecutor assigned to the case. Then, we establish a dialogue with the government geared toward case resolution.

What Should I Do If Agents from the FBI, DEA, or OIG Visit My Austin Business or Home?

The better answer is what you should NOT do. If agents show up at your home or business, no matter how innocent the interview seems, do not discuss anything. Do not sit down with them, and do not share any information other than your name. Tell the agents that you want to consult your lawyer first. This is your constitutional right and the best thing to do in a situation like this. Your lawyer will then contact the agent to find out what the inquiry is about. Then, determine if you will be available at a later point in the presence of your lawyer.

What Should I Do When I Receive a Grand Jury Subpoena?

When you or you business receive a grand jury subpoena, prudent decisions must be made. The function of a grand jury is to charge people with a federal felony. Any interaction or involvement with the federal grand jury process gives reasons to be concerned. Having formerly handled grand jury cases for the Department of Justice in Texas, many of our attorneys have seen how those lacking experience can cause lasting mistakes. If you receive a subpoena, we will take the time necessary to learn about you and your business. We need to understand the context of the investigation from the prosecutors in charge. Then, we’ll prepare the appropriate responses to comply with the subpoena. All without dragging you deeper into a federal case.

Do You Accept Weekend Consultations?

Yes. We encourage you to call us or visit our Austin area location (by appointment only) to secure a free and confidential consultation from senior attorneys with significant experience. We are available seven days a week.

Call Today for a Free Consultation with the Skilled Austin Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

Austin’s federal criminal defense attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C. are available to discuss your case seven days a week. Contact us and discover how experienced federal lawyers would assess your case and how the law might apply to the specific facts of your situation. All initial consultations are free and confidential.

Areas We Serve in Austin and Travis County, Texas

Austin, Travis County, Hays County, Williamson County, Bastrop County, Caldwell County, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, San Marcos, Pflugerville, Leander, Kyle, Hutto, Bastrop, Elgin, Brushy Creek, Buda, Jollyville, Anderson Mill, Balcones Village, Bull Creek, Spicewood Vista, Jester, Lakewood Park, East 6th, Holly Street, Govalle, East Caesar Chavez, Chestnut, East 11th Street, Flournoy Acres, Cherry Meadows, Grand Oaks, Cherry Creek, Southhampton Hills, Downtown Austin, Manchaca Gardens, Southland Oaks, Buckingham Estates, South Slaughter, Onion Creek, Cherry Creek, Heights at Loma Vista, Legend Oaks, Circle C, Western Oaks, Maple Run, Deer Haven, Oak Park, and ZIP Codes 78704, 78746, 78759, 78703, 78731, 78749, 78748, 78702, 78750.

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Why Clients Trust Oberheiden P.C.

  • 2,000+ Cases Won
  • Available Nights & Weekends
  • Experienced Trial Attorneys
  • Former Department of Justice Trial Attorney
  • Former Federal Prosecutors, U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Former Agents from FBI, OIG, DEA
  • Serving Clients Nationwide
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