Wyoming Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Wyoming Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
With an impressive record of success across Wyoming and the rest of the U.S., Oberheiden, P.C. takes pride in our record of achievement. Call (888) 519-4897 now for a free and confidential consultation with one of our Wyoming federal defense lawyers.
Oberheiden, P.C. has a long history of representing both corporate clients and individuals, in a wide range of federal criminal cases. As a specifically federal criminal defense firm, our attorneys are extensively experienced in obtaining positive results for our clients. Several of our Wyoming federal criminal defense lawyers are former federal prosecutors and have a deep familiarity with the federal criminal justice system.
Here are some recent results in federal criminal cases.
- United States v. Client: Federal Indictment Dismissed.
- United States v. Client: Federal Indictment Dismissed.
- United States v. Client: Acquittal of All Counts at Federal Trial
- United States v. Client: Grand Jury Declined to Indict Our Client.
- United States v. Client: Government Did not Prosecute Our Client Despite Admission of Guilt.
- United States v. Client: Prosecution Declined to Continue After We Appeared in the Case.
- United States v. Client: Prosecution Declined to Continue After We Appeared in the Case.
The risk for criminal prosecution and sentencing, is always present which is why you need attorneys who can help you avoid charges altogether. In Wyoming, Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs), often pursue multiple counts for a wide range of charges. The possibility for long-term prison sentences and substantial fines is always present in federal criminal cases. Oberheiden, P.C. has helped hundreds and thousands of clients avoid jail time and paying high fines. Call our federal criminal defense law firm today for a free and confidential case assessment.
An Experienced and Proven Federal Defense Team for All Aspects of Federal Criminal Cases in Wyoming.
Your legal defense team needs as much time as possible to orchestrate an effective and impactful defense. If you have been targeted by federal agencies such as FBI, IRS, OIG, DEA, or others, have received a target letter or grand jury subpoena, contact us as soon as possible. Our team of seasoned Wyoming federal criminal defense lawyers does not sit idly by, but instead begins preparing your defense instantaneously. We will walk you through the process from investigations through appeals and help you understand your options.
There are numerous agencies that could be involved in your investigation, and often, these work in concert. The agencies are not limited to: the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and others. During the investigation stage, the first opportunity to defend yourself against charges could develop. Your defense team will need to accomplish two main priorities during this stage: (1) determining precisely which agencies are involved, and (2) determining the exact nature of the investigation – and most importantly, whether it is civil or criminal in nature.
The penalties available to the government are limited if an investigation is only considered civil. For example, prison time is not an option in such a situation. However, even if the investigation is criminal in nature, it does not mean Oberheiden, P.C.’s team of lawyers has no response or plan waiting. The largest percentage of our clients contacts our firm during the investigative process. Do not wait for long. The more time you give the government to prepare, without mounting a serious defense, the worse the result could be.
2. Grand Jury
In order to formally pursue criminal charges – federal prosecutors will often turn to the federal grand jury. If you have received a federal grand jury subpoena, you must consult with an attorney who will explain your options and your next available steps to take. Your attorney will help you understand what you need to do to comply, and how, if possible, to challenge the subpoena in whole or in part.
Having an experienced Wyoming federal criminal defense attorney on your side could prove crucial in such situations. This is because an experienced attorney will know which documents to provide, if any, in response to a grand jury subpoena, as well as helping you to understand what is at stake, and how you could present yourself in front of a grand jury. A tested counsel will also know which documents you will need to provide to investigative authorities, if any, and how you can protect yourself against breaking attorney-client privilege or self-incrimination.
Seeking a favorable resolution prior to trial is often the best tactic to utilize. Most charges are resolved during the pre-trial portion of federal litigation and your legal defense team will help you understand the steps you need to take in order to accomplish this. Oberheiden, P.C. has a long history of working with U.S. Attorney’s Offices to drop charges entirely on behalf of our clients, or reach plea bargains through tough negotiating tactics. Many other law firms skip through this stage of the process in hopes of getting to the trial phase, but we understand that every stage presents opportunities for defense.
Sometimes, the only or the best tactic is going to trial. The goal in such situations is preventing the prosecution from meeting the burden of proof. This can be accomplished several ways, but some of them are:
- Insulating yourself from criminal culpability by presenting affirmative defenses
- Cross-examining the government’s expert and fact witnesses
- Challenging the sufficiency of the government’s overall case or the truthfulness of the government’s evidence.
- Having evidence deemed inadmissible at trial
Our attorneys never give up, and never assume that your fate is predetermined. Even if a guilty verdict is entered against you or your business, our Wyoming federal criminal defense lawyers will work around the clock to obtain a favorable result and minimize the consequences of your conviction, even if it does reach that particular stage.
Just because a guilty verdict was rendered against you or your business, it does not mean that you are out of legal defense options. Even though the grounds for appeals in a federal criminal trial are limited, our firm knows that preserving all potential appellate arguments is vital. Our firm maintains an active appellate practice in addition to representing individuals and corporate defendants at trial. The attorneys in the appellate practice have worked with our own clients, but also the clients of other attorneys.
How the Experienced Federal Criminal Trial Attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C. Can Help You
Oberheiden, P.C. routinely defends physicians, nurses, lawyers, accountants, business owners, politicians, and anyone else seeking professional help against investigations involving the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and many others. Our Wyoming federal criminal defense lawyers have experience which includes:
- Former Department of Justice Trial Lawyers
- Former Healthcare Fraud Prosecutors
- More than 1,000 Federal Cases Resolved With no Charges
- No Junior Associates or Paralegals
Wyoming is divided into different federal districts. The Equality State is part of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (in case citations, 10th Cir.). In the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming, federal prosecutors are tasked to enforce federal law on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Wyoming contains one federal district, the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming (in case citations, D. Wyo.). This district locates federal courthouses as well as branches of the Department of Justice, so-called U.S. Attorney’s Offices. The U.S. Attorney’s Offices employ federal prosecutors, also referred to as Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSA).
The United States District Court for the District of Wyoming (in case citations, D. Wyo.) covers the counties of Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta, Washakie, and Weston, and it hosts federal courthouses and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Cheyenne (2120 Capitol Avenue, Room 2131, Cheyenne, WY 82001), Casper (111 South Wolcott, Casper, WY 82601), and Mammoth (105 Albright Avenue, Mammoth, WY 82190).
- Healthcare Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347)
- 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. 1347; 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 Medicaid Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1347; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Unlawfully Use Health Information (42 U.S.C. 1320d-6; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Tax Fraud (26 U.S.C. 7206)
- Mail Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1341)
- Wire Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1343)
- Embezzlement (18 U.S.C. 641)
- Bank Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1344)
- Counterfeiting (18 U.S.C. 2320)
- Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. 1956)
- Mortgage Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1014)
- Insurance Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1007)
- Intellectual Property Crimes (15 U.S.C. 8101)
- Securities Fraud (15 U.S.C. 78j, 78jj; 18 U.S.C. 1348)
- 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 Securities Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1348; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Conspiracy to Use Identification Information (18 U.S.C. 1028(a)(7); 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Credit Card Fraud (15 U.S.C. 1644)
- Identity Theft (18 U.S.C. 1028)
- Computer Crimes (18 U.S.C. 1030)
- Pornography Offenses (18 U.S.C. 2427)
- Prostitution & Trafficking Offenses (18 U.S.C. 2422)
- Unauthorized Access (18 U.S.C. 1030)
Drug & Opioid Offenses
- Federal Drug Conspiracy (21 U.S.C. 846)
- Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances (21 U.S.C. 841)
- Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances (21 U.S.C. 841; 21 U.S.C. 846)
- Bribery (18 U.S.C. 201)
- Conspiracy to Commit Bribery (18 U.S.C. 201; 18 U.S.C. 371)
- Obstruction of Justice (18 U.S.C. 1512)
- Perjury/ False Statement (18 U.S.C. 1001)
- Espionage Act (18 U.S.C. 793)
- Patriot Act (8 U.S.C. 1701)
- Wiretapping (18 U.S.C. 2511)
- Obstruction of Justice (18 U.S.C. 1501)
- RICO Allegations (18 U.S.C. 1961)
Learn More about Your Case
Take the step of familiarizing yourself with basic legal principles in the federal criminal justice system. Even though you may not learn everything, keeping abreast of important information will help you make more informed decisions.
If you would like more information about defending yourself against federal criminal charges in Wyoming, we encourage you to read:
- What Are Conditions for Pre-Trial Release? – Our attorneys’ first task will be to get you out of prison if you have been detained pending trial. Call Oberheiden, P.C.’s office today to learn how our Wyoming federal criminal defense lawyers will begin to craft a strong legal defense on your behalf.
- Federal Grand Jury Subpoena Defense – Responding to a grand jury subpoena in order to give yourself the best possible leverage for success can be difficult. Find out what may be required in such situations and how a federal grand jury is a very serious matter, and much different from a state court petit jury.
- What Are My Options after Being Federally Indicted? – There are many important things to understand if you have been federally indicted. Nick Oberheiden is an experienced Wyoming federal criminal defense lawyer who will show you what your next available steps could be, and how you could take advantage of your available opportunities at this important stage.
- What Is the Burden of Proof in Federal Criminal Cases? – Find out what “beyond a reasonable doubt,” could mean and how a jury will judge your innocence if your case goes to verdict. The burden of proof is on the government – read how your defense team can take advantage of the situation for your benefit.
- How to Prepare for a Criminal Trial – In terms of a federal criminal trial, one of the most important steps to take is to prepare competently and effectively. Many people do not understand that even posting on social media or getting rid of potentially incriminating evidence could have lasting consequences on your case. Read about the options you have and how to prepare yourself for trial in order to improve your odds.
- How Can I Prepare for My Sentencing Hearing? – A sentencing hearing is typically separate from the other legal proceedings. Read about what you can do to insulate yourself effectively as you wait for your sentencing.
FAQs: Facing a Federal Investigation or Federal Criminal Charges in Wyoming
Q: What is at stake in a federal prosecution?
A conviction for a federal crime can carry a panoply of serious and potentially life-changing consequences, including jail time, probation, fines, and professional sanctions. While some first-time offenders can avoid the most serious of these consequences, even that is not a guarantee. Of course, it’s impossible to say what your potential exposure is without speaking to an experienced Wyoming federal criminal defense attorney.
Q: What is a grand jury subpoena?
When federal prosecutors are planning on convening a grand jury, they will issue grand jury subpoenas to assist in their investigation. A grand jury subpoena is a legally enforceable document that demands the recipient either produce certain evidence or show up at a particular time to testify in front of the grand jury. If you received a grand jury subpoena, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the federal government suspects you are involved in a crime; however, that possibility should not be ruled out. Before responding to a grand jury subpoena, it is critical that you speak with a Wyoming federal criminal defense attorney.
Q: What should I do if I have received a subpoena or target letter?
If you have received a target letter or subpoena from a federal agency such as the IRS, DEA, OIG, DOJ, or FBI, it is time to contact your attorney, as soon as possible. Such a letter could signal that you are the subject of a federal investigation, which is extremely serious. An experienced Wyoming federal criminal defense lawyer will understand what steps you need to take next and how to prepare yourself for a steadfast defense.
Q: If I have been indicted, do I have any chance of avoiding a conviction at trial?
Yes, a chance of avoiding conviction at trial still exists. Our experienced federal criminal defense attorneys have a long track record of helping their clients avoid charges and obtain acquittals during trials, even if they are under a federal indictment. Our attorneys could also help you negotiate a plea deal, which minimizes the severity of your indictment, even if there is no way to avoid some form of sentencing.
Q: How do I know if my investigation or charges are civil or criminal in nature?
Our Wyoming federal criminal defense lawyers can help you determine if an investigation is civil or criminal in nature, because the difference could be key. Our team is always there to counsel you on the best decisions to make moving forward.
Q: Do I need a federal criminal defense lawyer?
If you face charges in federal court, you should hire an attorney who regularly practices in that particular court. Lawyers who exclusively handle state criminal cases may understand the criminal law as it pertains to cases in state court, but lack hands-on experience in federal court. This can put you at a major disadvantage, as your attorney is going to need to familiarize themselves with the specific laws and court rules applicable in a federal criminal case. In short, too much is on the line in a federal criminal case to take any risk. If you have a pending case in criminal court reach out to an experienced federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Q: What can I expect during a free case assessment?
Our attorneys will take the time to understand your particular situation and will give you a free and confidential consultation to walk you through your options.
Contact the Proven Wyoming Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys at Oberheiden, P.C.
If you need a Wyoming federal criminal defense lawyer, we encourage you to contact us immediately to schedule your free case assessment. To discuss your case in confidence, call us at (888) 519-4897 or send us your contact information online now.
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This information has been prepared for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. This information may constitute attorney advertising in some jurisdictions. Merely reading this information does not create an attorney-client relationship. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes in the future. Oberheiden, P.C. is a Texas professional corporation with its headquarters in Dallas. Mr. Oberheiden limits his practice to federal law.
Dr. Nick Oberheiden, founder of Oberheiden P.C., focuses his litigation practice on white-collar criminal defense, government investigations, SEC & FCPA enforcement, and commercial litigation.