Tulsa Federal Criminal Defense
Proven Defense Against Oklahoma FBI, DEA, OIG, and IRS Investigations
Would you choose a dentist to do a hip-replacement? Probably not. Why would you consider any lawyer other than a Tulsa federal criminal defense lawyer to handle your federal case? In law, just like in medicine, you need a professional that only handles the type of work you need that lawyer/doctor for. The best DUI attorney in town is not necessarily the right lawyer for your federal case. Think about it. Make a smart decision. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma won’t give you a second chance.
Meet Attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden. Nick only handles federal cases and offers clients a history of hundreds of federal criminal defense cases. Nick has safely navigated individual and corporate clients through some of the toughest government investigations and grand jury cases—building a track record of avoiding criminal charges in drug cases, opioid prescription investigations, health care fraud cases, tax fraud cases, mail fraud, wire fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, and severe computer crime cases. Ask Nick for results!
- Example 1: Drug Diversion Overdose (Physician): No Charge.
- Example 2: Life Sentence Threat for Prescription Offenses (Physician): No Charge.
- Example 3: Health Care Fraud, Prescriptions (Physician): No Charge.
- Example 4: Health Care Fraud, Prescriptions (Pharmacy): No Charge.
- Example 5: Search Warrant for Opioid Prescriptions: No Charge.
There is a reason why media stations and clients from across Oklahoma seek Nick’s advice when it comes to federal litigation, federal criminal defense, and government investigations—because this is the only type of work Nick focuses on. Do you have questions about a federal situation? Call Nick today and get reliable experience on your team!
Get Trusted Experience on Your Team: 214-692-2171
Tulsa, Oklahoma is a hotspot for criminal opioid investigations, health care fraud, and white-collar cases. Pursuant to instructions from the Department of Justice’s D.C. headquarters, federal prosecutors and DEA and FBI agents in Tulsa are now investigating physicians, pharmacies, health care business owners, professionals, executives and CEOs with more intensity and more aggression than ever before.
If the DEA, the FBI, the IRS, or agents of the Office of Inspector General put you on their radar, you should not hesitate a second to consult with an experienced federal criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and to avoid criminal prosecution.
10 Important Questions Regarding Federal Criminal Cases in Tulsa, Oklahoma
The following are among the questions clients ask attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden most frequently.
Who Investigates Opioid Prescription Cases in Tulsa, Oklahoma?
The DEA and the FBI are investigating Tulsa pain management specialists, family doctors, internal medicine doctors, psychiatrists, and other physicians who prescribed controlled substances to chronic pain patients between 2014 and the present day.
Why Does the DEA Target Doctors in Tulsa, Oklahoma?
The reason federal prosecutors in Tulsa are going after health care providers and pharmacies regarding prescriptions is because the Justice Department takes the position that many prescriptions issued by Tulsa doctors were medically unnecessary and contributed to the national opioid crisis. The legal claim that the government makes is that prescribing physicians in Tulsa, Oklahoma dispensed excessive and unjustifiable amounts of addictive controlled substances medications. Medically unnecessary prescriptions may constitute a violation of the accepted standards of medicine and, with that, the federal Controlled Substances Act.
What Are the Penalties for Dispensing ‘Medically Unnecessary’ Prescriptions?
The penalties for dispensing medically unnecessary controlled substances and for violations of the Controlled Substances Act under 21 U.S.C. 841 may trigger punishments of up to 10 years imprisonment per violation. It is of critical importance for Tulsa physicians and Oklahoma pharmacy owners to consult with knowledgeable attorneys as early as possible to get off the government’s radar and avoid unjust prosecutions.
What Is a Federal Conspiracy?
A federal conspiracy allows the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma to connect different defendants into one single case, even though the defendants may have no particular ties with each other. This approach permits the government to play the defendants against each other and to reduce its burden to show only that each person contributed a (small) piece to the overall success of the misconduct. Classic examples of federal conspiracies are:
- 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 Commit Aggravated Identity Theft (18 U.S.C. 1028A; 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 Distribute Controlled Substances (21 U.S.C. 841; 21 U.S.C. 846)
- 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)
- 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 Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. 1357; 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)
What Should I Do When the FBI Wants to Interview Me?
Do not speak to federal law enforcement without first consulting with an experienced attorney—even if you have nothing to hide and you are innocent. If federal agents want your statement, that means they consider you a person of interest in a federal criminal investigation. Reason enough to obtain legal advice from an Oklahoma federal criminal lawyer before you do anything else.
What Is the Number 1 Lawyer Mistake in Federal Cases?
The biggest mistake a lawyer can make in a federal criminal investigation is to lack the experience to know when to intervene into an investigation. The classic criminal defense attorney’s mindset is to wait and then defend. Nick radically disagrees and he pursues, successfully, a confrontational, proactive approach that allows him to introduce clarifications, defenses, and explanations that will make it difficult or impossible for the government to even consider bringing charges against Nick’s clients.
What Is the Number 1 Client Mistake in Federal Cases?
While the biggest mistake for lawyers is to miss the opportunity to shut down an investigation, the biggest mistake a client can make is to wait and hesitate instead of hiring a powerful, forceful, and experienced federal attorney that knows how to end an investigation and how to protect a client against unjust chargers.
What Type of Cases Does Nick Handle?
A great number of Nick’s cases involve Controlled Substances Act investigations, Medicare fraud, illegal kickbacks, False Claims Act investigations, Civil Investigative Demand letters, and white-collar offenses such as embezzlement, tax fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, mail fraud, mortgage fraud, and serious computer crimes. Nick has represented clients in federal cases across the United States and has served as lead counsel in more than 35 different states, including in Oklahoma federal courts. For example, Nick took over as lead defense counsel in the federal civil litigation of convicted Oklahoma police officer Daniel Holtzclaw.
Who Will Handle My Case?
Unlike most other law firms, Nick does not utilize secretaries, paralegals, or junior lawyers. If you hire Nick, you get Nick and his team of senior partners and you will never be delegated to fresh law school graduates. Nick treats your case as important as you deserve your case to be treated. No compromises, no experiments.
Call 214-692-2171 to Defend Your Future
Dr. Nick Oberheiden limits his practice in Oklahoma to federal law. If you would like to speak with your Tulsa federal criminal defense attorney, or meet Nick in Oklahoma, call him directly on his mobile phone, including on weekends, at 214-692-2171, or contact him online. All consultations are free and 100% confidential.