Irving Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Respected Federal Defense Lawyers Representing Clients Across Dallas County
Our experienced Irving federal criminal defense attorneys aggressively represent clients throughout Dallas County. If you are under investigation, have been served with a grand jury subpoena, or are currently facing federal charges, give Oberheiden, P.C. a call at 888-680-1745 to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
Texas is known as being a “tough on crime state.” While most criminal offenses are prosecuted by state district attorneys, federal criminal charges are becoming more common. Indeed, United States attorneys have significantly ramped up their investigations into federal crime throughout Dallas County. If you receive a grand jury subpoena from the Department of Justice or believe you are under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of the Inspector General, Drug Enforcement Agency, Internal Revenue Service, or other federal agency, it is imperative that you reach out to a dedicated Irving federal criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you reach out to an attorney, the earlier your attorney can reach out to federal prosecutors. In some cases, an attorney can limit the scope of a federal investigation, shifting the focus away from you or your business.
Why Do You Need an Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorney?
Facing federal criminal charges is very different from being charged with an offense under Texas law. While Texas prosecutors are skilled in their own right, federal prosecutors are among the best of the best. Often, federal prosecutors spent years—if not decades—prosecuting crime on the state level before rising through the ranks and joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
If you are facing charges in the Northern District of Texas, you must have an attorney who is prepared to take on the federal prosecutors. This means your attorney should not only have experience practicing criminal law but should also have specific hands-on experience dealing with the very charges you face.
At Oberheiden, P.C., we’ve assembled a highly skilled team of Irving federal criminal defense attorneys who are passionate about defending the rights of our clients. Many of our senior attorneys formerly worked as prosecutors and other law enforcement capacities with various federal government agencies. We even have lawyers who used to work as U.S. Attorneys in the North District of Texas. This gives us valuable insight into how local prosecutors will see your case, what evidence they think will be important, and how to best situate your case for a successful resolution.
The Irving federal criminal defense lawyers at Oberheiden., P.C. have centuries of combined experience representing individuals and businesses in all types of federal criminal trials. Over this time, we’ve developed a successful approach to resolving even the most challenging cases. Nothing speaks better to our skills and abilities than our track record: We have been able to avoid the filing of criminal charges in 90% of the federal investigations against our clients. In those cases where an indictment is inevitable, we routinely spare our clients from the most serious consequences of a federal conviction.
The Federal Cases Oberheiden, P.C. Handles
With centuries of experience defending clients in federal court, Oberheiden, P.C. has handled almost every type of case imaginable. Our lawyers possess a diverse range of experience, meaning whatever charges you face, one or more of our dedicated Irving federal criminal defense attorneys have advanced knowledge in this particular area of law. The following are among the offenses we most frequently handle:
Federal Drug Charges and Opioid Investigations
- 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
- Conspiracy to Distribute
- Distribution and Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics
- Illegal Prescribing Practices
Healthcare Fraud Investigations
- Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud
- Healthcare Fraud
- False Statements Relating to Healthcare Matters
- Payment of Illegal Remuneration
- Receipt of Illegal Remuneration
- Tax Evasion
- Tax Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Bank Fraud
- Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud
- Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud
- Computer Fraud and Abuse
- Wire Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Investment Fraud
Why Choose Oberheiden, P.C. to Represent You in Your North Texas Federal Criminal Case
From the moment you learn you are under investigation for a federal crime, perhaps the single most important decision you will make is which lawyer you choose to represent you. A federal criminal conviction carries the potential to change your life forever. If you are convicted, you can face a decades-long jail sentence and fines that will make your head spin. In addition, depending on the nature of the offense, you may also face professional sanctions that will limit your ability to earn a living. In short, federal criminal charges jeopardize everything you’ve worked so hard for, and you should make every effort to minimize the effects of an investigation or indictment.
At Oberheiden, P.C., we are uniquely dedicated to our clients. We understand what it’s like to face charges of this magnitude and do everything we can to not only fight the government’s case but also ease your mind along the way. We make ourselves available at all hours of the day or night to discuss your case and address any concerns that arise along the way. We are also intimately familiar with the criminal laws that apply to Irving federal criminal cases, as well as the landscape that these cases arise in. For example, our attorneys possess in-depth experience in financial crimes and healthcare fraud offenses, some of the most complex crimes on the books. We are also familiar with the finance and healthcare industries, meaning you won’t need to take the time to teach us the basics of your business before we can get started developing a defense strategy.
Our Irving criminal defense attorneys also have crucial knowledge of the court where your case will be heard. While, in theory, federal laws are applied the same across the country, in reality, individual judges these decisions. We know the judges who will hear your case, what arguments are most likely to be successful, and how to position your case for success. Along those lines, we also have intimate knowledge of the North Texas U.S. Attorneys who will be prosecuting your case. In fact, our lawyers may have previously worked alongside these prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. When you bring Oberheiden, P.C. onto your defense team, you are getting more than a skilled legal advocate; you also obtain a strategic ally who has a deep understanding of your case and the landscape in which it arises.
Many Irving federal criminal defense lawyers claim to have experience; however, what exactly are they experienced in? This is a critical question because not all experience is created equal. At Oberheiden, P.C., our experience is specific to your case:
- We have handled over 1,000 grand jury cases
- We have many federal criminal trials
Few, if any, federal criminal defense law firms in Dallas County have this level of experience.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When does the federal government bring criminal charges?
Federal prosecutors have broad authority to bring criminal charges. Essentially, the federal government can file charges in federal court as long as they allege any violation of federal law. While there are some specific offenses that can only be brought in federal court, for the most part, a case can proceed in state or federal court. For example, most white collar crimes are made illegal under state and federal law. Thus, you may face charges in either court system. However, federal prosecutors tend to allow state prosecutors to take most of these cases. It is only when the federal government believes that a crime is especially serious or complex that it will get involved. If you face federal criminal charges, it is imperative that you reach out to an experienced Irving federal criminal defense attorney at Oberheiden, P.C., as soon as possible.
What does a federal criminal prosecution look like?
While the federal government brings a wide range of crimes, most cases go through a very similar process. First, federal law enforcement officers begin an investigation, often based on a tip from an individual or another government entity. Then, federal prosecutors will present their case to a grand jury. If the grand jury determines there is probable cause to believe you committed the offenses in question, it will return a true bill. This allows federal prosecutors to indict you. Once you are indicted, the next step is for your attorney to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations. This may bring certain defenses to light or may illustrate that the prosecution’s case has holes in it. From there, you and your attorney will develop a comprehensive defense strategy on how to approach the case. This may involve pre-trial negotiations, but more often entails litigating pre-trial motions to law a favorable legal landscape for trial. Often, after successfully litigating pre-trial motions, the prosecution will withdraw certain charges. If a case cannot be resolved, the next stage is to try the case in front of a jury. At Oberheiden, P.C., our Irving federal criminal defense lawyers have more than a century of experience defending cases in the North District of Texas and can help you determine the best way to approach your case.
What is at stake in a federal prosecution?
Federal crimes vary in seriousness; in general, however, they are extremely serious and should be treated as such. Punishment after a conviction for a federal crime usually involves incarceration, probation, and hefty fines. You can also face professional consequences, such as the revocation of a legal or medical license. Most federal prosecutors will not bother bringing minor charges against an individual, and will let state prosecutors handle the case. If you are facing allegations of a federal crime, contact an Irving federal criminal defense attorney to discuss your case as soon as possible.
What is a grand jury subpoena?
Generally speaking, a subpoena is a judicially enforceable document requiring a person either produce the requested evidence or appear in person. The Department of Justice usually issues grand jury subpoenas in relation to an open investigation into a federal crime. If you are in receipt of a grand jury subpoena, it means the federal government has reason to believe you have evidence that is relevant to their investigation. Although this does not necessarily mean you are a suspect, that possibility cannot be ruled out. Your best course of action after receiving a grand jury subpoena is to contact a knowledgeable Irving, Texas federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can review the subpoena with you, discuss your options, and help you effectively navigate the case.
What is white collar crime?
White collar crime is a term used to refer to a wide range of financial offenses, ranging from bank fraud to embezzlement to identify theft to healthcare fraud. White collar prosecutions are exceptionally complex and should only be handled by Irving federal criminal defense attorneys with specific experience defending clients from these allegations. At Oberheiden, P.C., our lawyers are intimately familiar with both the laws governing these offenses as well as the underlying principles of finance and business the apply in these cases.
Consult with a Knowledgeable Irving Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
If you are facing the reality of taking on skilled federal prosecutors and the harsh federal sentencing guidelines, contact Oberheiden, P.C. immediately. We offer a free consultation, so we can meet to discuss your case, go over the details, and determine what we can do to help. Call Oberheiden, P.C. at 888-680-1745, or request a free case evaluation online now to discuss your options. We have several conveniently located offices in North Texas, including in Irving.