Troy, Michigan Federal Criminal Defense
Effective Defense against FBI, DEA, OIG, and IRS Investigations in Troy and Neighboring Cities: (214) 692-2171
Does the government accuse you of a crime that nobody will ever be able to prove that you had intent for? Did OIG or FBI agents show up at your house or business to serve you a target letter or a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan? Has your business been raided? Are you afraid you will go to jail? Is it time to speak to an experienced Troy Federal Criminal Defense Attorney that has proven his skillset in hundreds of federal cases?
Meet Troy, Michigan attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden. To be upfront: Nick is not your ordinary Michigan attorney. Fluent in four languages, Nick is a Ph.D. attorney, who has taught federal law and federal procedural law on no less than five continents. In fact, Nick’s entire practice is limited to federal cases. Call local lawyers if you got pulled over for a DUI or are accused of shoplifting. Call Nick at (214) 692-2171 to get advice from a nationally featured attorney with a unique success rate of avoiding federal charges and avoiding jail time in government investigations.
- United States v. Client:
- 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.
- Grand Jury Subpoena: No Charges.
- Grand Jury Subpoena: No Charges.
Nick’s experience in federal litigation and federal criminal defense cases is substantial. Nick has defended businesses and business owners, physicians, lawyers, and even federal prosecutors in more than 35 states. Nick has served as lead counsel in some of the largest health care fraud, public corruption, and opioid fraud investigations to date and made a name for himself in countless investigations involving the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the IRS, the FBI, and many other federal agencies and departments.
If you have questions about a situation or have realized that your current attorney is not as skilled as you thought originally, then simply call Nick directly. No secretary will wall you off. Nick takes all calls himself to provide you instant answers to your most pressing questions. Call (214) 692-2171 today and find comfort in the fact that there are options and avenues to help you. Consultations with our dedicated Troy Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, are free and confidential and will either be over the phone or at the downtown Detroit location, or at your preferred place to meet.
How Do You Know You Are Under Investigation?
Most white collar investigations announce themselves. Whether you become aware of a potential case against you through rumors or by encountering FBI agents at your home or business, the most important thing to remember is: don’t handle it yourself and don’t waste important time to strategize your defense. Call (214) 692-2171 immediately to assess the situation and to explore options.
(1) Rumors of an Investigation. Often times, clients call attorney Nick Oberheiden becomes they are concerned about rumors of an investigation against their business. Rumors can develop in different ways. For example, you may hear from a former employee that he or she will “turn you in.” You may get a tip from a current or former business affiliate that Detroit agents are asking questions about you. In either scenario, it is important to realize that rumors can be over-interpreted or underestimated. Discuss the information you have with the concerns you might have with Nick today to start your defense.
(2) Grand Jury Subpoena. In the federal criminal justice system, no individual or business can be charged with a felony unless the grand jury decides to do so. In other words, the grand jurors convened at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan determine whom to indict. To be prepared to do so, the grand jury is entitled to see and review documents subpoenaed or to hear witnesses testify before the grand jury. Because the grand jury plays such a vital role in the charging decision and because the meetings of the grand jury are non-public, you cannot afford to wait one second if you were identified as someone that plays a role in a federal investigation. You make the wrong choice or you just walk into an open knife by being unprepared, and it may be you who will end up being charged. Call (214) 692-2171 right away if you receive a grand jury subpoena from the Eastern District of Michigan.
(3) Target Letter. If you receive a target letter, the government informs you that there is a probable cause to believe that you committed a federal offense. While this notice is extremely nerve-racking and serious, you cannot afford to surrender or to simply sit back to see the unavoidable and the inevitable happen. Instead, call Nick Oberheiden and find out how to turn a target letter into an opportunity to work out a resolution with the government. The sooner you call, the more likely it is that Nick can avoid criminal charges even at this late point in the course of the investigation. The number one mistake in this situation is to follow the advice of lawyers unfamiliar with the federal process who might recommend to “see what happens.” Following that recommendation is the safest guarantee to actually get charged within the next 3-9 months.
(4) FBI or DEA Search Warrant. The government cannot simply show up at your house or your Troy business and search the premise. Searches require a magistrate judge to believe that there is probable cause to find evidence of a crime at the place to be searched and seized. Because, unlike a target letter or subpoena, a warrant involves a review and approval of a judge, you must put all systems onto the highest alert level and instantly implement a solid and compelling defense strategy. Whether it is the DEA searching physician offices and pharmacies in opioid cases or the FBI and OIG agencies in the investigations of other federal offenses, you need to form a plan to protect your business and ultimately your freedom. Call (214) 692-2171 and find out what the instant response plan for your business is.
(5) FBI Agents at Your Business. A common strategy to investigate a business is for federal law enforcement agents in Troy and Michigan to interview affiliates, employees, and other individuals with knowledge about the company’s internal operations, billings, and management structure. If you become aware that your practice or you might be subject to government inquiries, you should not passively monitor the situation and wait for more information or news. Instead, you should call Nick at (214) 692-2171immediately so that he can contact the government on your behalf and find out what the investigation is about. This way, you will end the uncertainty of not knowing and, at the same time, you will have a trusted and proven Troy Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer that can actively work on a resolution and stop the investigation before it actually turns into a formal case.
(6) Criminal Indictment. More than elsewhere, prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in East Michigan aggressively target and indict physicians, medical providers, politicians, lobbyists, and business owners for alleged violations of federal law. An indictment means that the grand jurors saw probable cause that you committed a felony or assisted someone else, a co-conspirator, to violate a federal criminal statute. Most federal felonies carry substantial fines and sentencing ranges from 0-10 (e.g. most offenses such as health care fraud) or 0-20 years (e.g. mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering) of incarceration. Please call Troy Federal Criminal Defense attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden at (214) 692-2171 right away to visit with a skilled attorney with the experience needed to help you in this unfortunate situation. The quality of advice you receive can decide the next 10 or so years of your life, so don’t gamble with inexperienced attorneys.
If any of these scenarios applies to you, act immediately. Implement a proven defense plan that leaves out room for experiments or self-damaging activism. Find comfort in the fact that attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden will personally handle your case and navigate you through the process based on proven results in hundreds of cases before. Call (214) 692-2171 now to discuss what needs to be done in your case.
Defending Troy Business Owners Against Federal Conspiracy Charges
Federal prosecutors in East Michigan charge most cases as a federal conspiracy. What that means is that several defendants are glued together into one case with all them sharing at least one charge, namely the conspiracy count. What needs to be realized is that the law does not require mutual communications or formal agreements between all defendants. Often times, co-defendants in a federal conspiracy don’t even know each other and are flabbergasted to be appear in the case. Think, for example, of a doctor who is paid by a marketer to refer business to a Troy, Michigan home health care agency. The doctor in this hypothetical conspiracy may have never heard of or met the owner of the home health agency. Nonetheless, the marketer, in this example, ties the physician, the marketer, and the business owner sufficiently together to establish a conspiracy.
- 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 Health Care Matters (18 U.S.C. 1035; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- 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)
You cannot defend a federal conspiracy with common knowledge about criminal law gained in domestic violence, assault, or drunk driving cases. What you must expect your lawyer to master are the dynamics between the individual defendants and how to position you in the defense case without being railroaded by cooperating co-defendants. Compare defending a client in a federal conspiracy with a complicated chess game. Every move needs to make sense and satisfy a purpose. If you move in the wrong direction, you will get checkmated. Don’t let this happen to you! Call Dr. Nick Oberheiden a highly experience and proven Troy Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, today at (214) 692-2171 to make sure you will not be played with.
Health Care Fraud Investigations in Troy, Michigan
Troy physicians and health care business owners like home health care, hospice, mobile ambulance, toxicology laboratory, DME companies and pharmacies throughout East Michigan are currently exposed to scrutiny like never before. Opioid investigations, Medicare Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, kickbacks, False Claims Act and whistleblower matters, and, increasingly, alleged fraud against private insurance carriers are subject to the jurisdiction of federal prosecutors and the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Detroit, Michigan.
If you are facing the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit or the FBI, are subject to a DEA probe or hear that HHS-OIG agents are asking questions about you, you must realize that your chances to escape an investigation sink dramatically the longer you wait or the longer you waste critical time with an inexperienced attorney. Compare for yourself what level of experience other lawyers may offer you. You need a highly skilled and knowledgeable Troy Federal Criminal Defense Attorney.
Nick has avoided criminal charges in hundreds of federal health care investigations. He has protected a countless number of physicians from losing their license to practice medicine. Nick has avoided criminal charges in every single grand jury investigation he was lead defense counsel in. There simply is no health care scenario or accusation that Nick has not successfully resolved before. Speak to Nick and hire experience at (214) 692-2171.
How Can I Engage Nick’s Services in East Michigan?
Nothing is easier than getting in contact with Nick. All (214) 692-2171 will go directly to Nick’s mobile phone and no secretary will delay your appointment by checking schedules. No junior lawyer or paralegal will take notes to then discuss your matter with Nick. From the moment you call, you will speak with Nick to get the assessment you need to sleep at night again.
How Can I Switch Lawyers to Nick?
It’s easy and uncomplicated and un-embarrassing. Not a week goes by in which clients are not asking Nick for a second opinion and transfer over. Many clients begin with lawyers that are recommended to them by friends or that they have worked with in the past or that they know from living or working in the Troy, Michigan community. While these lawyers are certainly trying their best, they may simply not have the federal experience needed to efficiently protect your license, your reputation, and your freedom against the FBI, DEA, OIG, and the Justice Department. Call Nick to discuss the status of your case and to see how he would do things differently.