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McAllen, Texas Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

No Criminal Charges in over 90% of Federal Investigations

Would you look for a dentist if you need spine surgery? Probably not. The same rationale applies to one of the most challenging and complex areas of law: federal criminal defense. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position to defend your business and your freedom against grand jury subpoenas, agents asking questions, or potential charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the DEA, the IRS, OIG, the Department of Homeland Security—then you cannot afford to experiment. You need a McAllen Federal Criminal Defense Attorney who will passionately defend your rights.

  • Protection Against Unjust Charges
  • Government Investigations
  • Whistleblower Defense
  • Federal Litigation & Trials

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden is what you need. Featured by media stations across Texas, Nick only handles federal litigation cases to present Texans the highest level of concentration on federal criminal cases. Unlike most attorneys you will ever meet, Nick offers you the experience of hundreds of federal criminal cases ranging from federal drug conspiracies, DEA opioid investigations, healthcare fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, and whistleblower defense. His recent case outcomes speak for themselves:

  • 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 Healthcare Fraud Case: No Charges.
  • Grand Jury Subpoena: No Charges.
  • Grand Jury Subpoena: No Charges.
  • FBI Serious Computer Crime Case: Probation.

Proven Results: Federal Cases Only: 888-680-1745

Hiring McAllen Criminal Defense Lawyer Dr. Nick Oberheiden to defend you or your business against government investigations is the maximum you can expect from a lawyer in terms of dedication, commitment, and legal competence. If your career, your financial stability, and your freedom are at risk, you need a federal criminal defense attorney that you can trust, someone who cares about your concerns. Truly, Nick’s client commitment gives you that sense of security and confidence. From the moment you first reach out to him, he will personally answer all your calls, including the initial consultation call request. Nick strongly believes that this client approach plays a significant part of his impeccable success in federal cases and in his dealings with the government. Nick has served as lead counsel in hundreds of white-collar and federal cases across the United States, including McAllen, Texas. Nick has avoided charges for his clients in front of all major federal agencies including the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, the FBI, the IRS, the DEA, the Office of Inspector General, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Homeland Security.

  • 100% of Nick’s Practice Is Dedicated to Federal Cases.
  • Approximately 92% of Nick’s Last 100 Federal Cases Resulted in No Civil and No Criminal Liability for His Clients.
  • Nick Will not Delegate Your Case to Junior Lawyers or Paralegals.

Your call means something to Nick. Every day of the week, including on weekends, Nick personally is standing by to answer your questions. No secretaries, no junior lawyers. Call 888-680-1745 to sleep again.

Protecting You Like Family: 888-680-1745

Business people in McAllen, Texas and the Valley need to understand the D.C. Justice Department has formally instructed all federal prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas in McAllen (1701 W. Highway 83, Suite 600 in McAllen, Texas 78501) to intensify their efforts to investigate and prosecute federal offenses like healthcare fraud and computer crimes. More so, specifically for any violation of the federal Controlled Substances Act, which governs possession and distribution of drugs, prosecutors in the Valley are expected to seek maximum sentences. Since then, DEA and FBI raids have made headlines throughout Hidalgo County, Texas. The new targets are physicians for allegedly overprescribing medications, business owners, and honest Texans that find themselves in the middle of unexpected criminal prosecution.

  • Healthcare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347)
  • Federal Drug Conspiracy (21 U.S.C. 846)
  • Bribery (18 U.S.C. 201)
  • Mail Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1341)
  • Wire Fraud 18 U.S.C. 1343)
  • Computer Crimes
  • Tax Fraud (26 U.S.C. 7206)
  • Embezzlement
  • Bank Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1344)
  • Counterfeiting (18 U.S.C. 2320)
  • Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. 1956)
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Securities Fraud (15 U.S.C. 78j, 78jj; 18 U.S.C. 1348)
  • Obstruction of Justice (18 U.S.C. 1512)
  • Perjury/ False Statement (18 U.S.C. 1001)
  • Intellectual Property Crimes

Signs of an Investigation? If you have any reason to believe that you are under investigation for a federal offense, encountered FBI or DEA agents inquiring about you, received a grand jury subpoena, were served a target letter, or even got federally arrested, you must immediately seek the advice of an experienced McAllen Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer. Call 888-680-1745 for instant guidance. The Law Office of Oberheiden, P.C. also offers other types of Criminal Defense representation.

What Is a Federal Conspiracy?

Many federal criminal cases are styled as conspiracies to combine multiple defendants in one case. For example, if the indictment claims unlawful kickbacks for medical referrals, the government may charge a physician, a marketer, and a toxicology lab owner: the doctor for accepting kickbacks from the marketer, the marketer for giving kickbacks, and the lab owner for benefiting from the deal. Notably, the government does not need to establish that the individual defendants had communications or a joint agreement together. Sufficient is that each defendant contributed something to the success of the alleged unlawful scheme. Common federal conspiracy examples are:

  • Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances (21 U.S.C. 841; 21 U.S.C. 846)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. 1357; 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 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)
  • 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 Make False Statements Relating to Healthcare Matters (18 U.S.C. 1035; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Theft or Embezzlement in Connection with Healthcare (18 U.S.C. 669; 18 U.S.C. 371)
  • Attempt or Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare 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)

Call 888-680-1745 to find out why you should never speak to law enforcement without a competent federal criminal defense lawyer present, how to utilize defenses in DEA drug and opioid cases, and what mistakes to avoid when negotiating a case resolution with the United States government.

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