Indianapolis, Indiana Qualified Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys
Are you subject to a federal investigation in Indianapolis, Indiana Did federal agents show up at your house Did you receive a grand jury subpoena or a target letter from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Evansville, or New Albany? Are you accused of being part of a federal conspiracy Were you recently arrested on federal charges? Are you looking for lawyers with significant federal experience to defend you?
The Criminal Defense Firm Only Takes Federal Cases in Indiana
The Criminal Defense Firm is a federal criminal defense law firm that is known for avoiding or fighting federal criminal charges. Featured by media stations throughout Indiana and nationally, unlike most other firms, our sole attention is to federal law cases in Indiana. Our practice is dedicated to federal matters and we offer clients in Indianapolis a team of attorneys with broad and substantial experience with the federal justice system. Among our attorneys are:
- Former Department of Justice Trial Attorneys
- Former Federal Prosecutors, U.S. Attorney’s Office
- Former Special Assistant United States Attorneys
Our clients benefit from being represented by lawyers that have a first-hand understanding of how the federal system works. Many of our attorneys come from leading Department of Justice positions and now share their insights with clients in Indianapolis. Our experience includes:
- 1,000+ Federal Cases Handled
- 1,000+ Grand Jury Subpoenas Handled
- Dismissal & Acquittals in Federal Cases
- 500+ Criminal Trials
- Avoided Criminal Charges in Many Cases
This Is Why You Need Experienced Attorneys For Current Prosecutions in Indianapolis, Indiana
In late 2017, the Attorney General of the United States and the Department of Justice publicly announced an expansion of federal law enforcement activity. Prosecutors in Indiana were formally instructed to maximize their efforts to pursue federal investigations. More so, while previously most prosecutors had substantial discretion as to what charge to bring and what punishment to seek, the Justice Department advised current prosecutors to request the maximum penalty for federal law violations.
Since then, Indianapolis has seen a new era of arrests, raids, grand jury subpoenas, and investigations involving almost all federal agencies, including the DEA, the FBI, the IRS, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Inspector General, and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in Indianapolis, Terre Haute, New Albany, and Evansville. While the list of offenses is extensive, the following is a representative account of recent prosecutions in Indianapolis’ federal courts.
Federal Drug Conspiracy.
- 21 U.S.C. 846 Conspiracy to Distribute Furanyl Fentanyl, Carfentanil, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Marijuana, or Cocaine etc.
- 21 U.S.C. 846 Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance
Health Care Fraud.
- 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1347 Health Care Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1035 False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters
- 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b(b)(2) Payment of Illegal Remuneration
- 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b(b)(1) Receipt of Illegal Remuneration
- 21 U.S.C. 841 Distribution and Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics
Money Laundering, Wire/Mail Fraud.
- 18 U.S.C. 1956 Money Laundering
- 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1341 Mail Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1343 Wire Fraud
If you or your business is on the government’s radar, or if you were recently arrested on federal charges in Indianapolis or the surrounding communities, we offer you our help and litigation expertise. You can call us any day of the week, including on weekends, and we will be delighted to do for you what we have done for so many other clients before you.
Why Do Clients Trust The Criminal Defense Firm?
Federal cases are serious matters. Importantly, federal criminal cases are distinct from state law cases such as DUI offenses, domestic violence, or shoplifting. Federal sentences tend to be much harsher, the conviction rate is higher, the litigation process is different, and the agencies investigating federal offenses (like the FBI) are often teamed up in specially trained task forces like the Medicare Fraud Strike Force and the Violent Crime Unit. Just like you would see a cardiologist (and not a dentist) to treat your heart condition, most people would agree that seeing a federal defense lawyer to avoid or fight federal criminal charges is the logical thing to do.
1. We Only Practice Federal Law
If you are facing a federal criminal case, an investigation, a federal grand jury subpoena, or a federal target letter, you simply cannot afford to experiment. You only have one shot. If you agree that you will see a specialist if you discovered a heart condition or suffered a stroke, then why would you not do the same if your livelihood and your freedom are on the line? Here are some test questions that can help you identify lawyers with the background needed to provide a sophisticated, effective defense strategy in a federal case.
- What Percentage of Your Practice Is Dedicated to Federal Criminal Law?
- How Many Federal Cases Have You Handled Before?
- How Many Federal Criminal Trials Have You Handled Before?
At The Criminal Defense Firm, we don’t hide the answers to those questions and any other questions you may have. We are federal criminal trial lawyers. Every single day, our attorneys negotiate case resolutions with the FBI, the United States Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, United States Border Patrol, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and others. Where negotiations don’t lead to acceptable results, we are prepared to take the case before a federal judge and jury. These lawyers are part of our team:
- Nick Oberheiden is a federal attorney licensed to practice in Indianapolis and many other federal districts. Nick has avoided criminal charges or mitigated criminal investigations to acceptable results for a great number of people involving federal fraud cases, federal drug cases, federal financial crimes, and Internet-related investigations.
- Lynette S. Byrd previously represented the United States as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). Ms. Byrd is a zealous client advocate with immense experience with federal law enforcement and litigation.
- Elizabeth K. Stepp is a graduate of Yale Law School and a veteran federal litigator. Elizabeth is known for her extraordinary academic and analytic research of identifying case precedents and legal defenses in tough situations.
2. Our Results Demonstrate Our Experience
We are proud of our outcomes. Often times, the biggest victories are those that don’t make the headlines, the many cases, in which we stopped a government investigation and made sure our clients would not be charged or fined. While this happens frequently, not all cases resolve by mere tough negotiations with federal prosecutors. If needed, we are ready to take the case to trial and present our arguments to a federal judge or a jury.
- We Dismissed Indictments
- We Obtained Trial Acquittals
- We Avoided Criminal Charges
- We Secured Probation Outcomes
Our team has obtained acquittals, dismissed charges, and probation sentences. For example, in a recent federal fraud case, our attorney Nick Oberheiden convinced a United States District Judge to grant probation despite the fact that the federal sentencing guidelines called for years of incarceration.
3. Our Team
The Criminal Defense Firm does not use associates, paralegals, or legal secretaries. You can scroll through our list of lawyers and you will not find a single lawyer that does not fit the group or the theme of our practice. If you do, you will find lawyers with distinct careers, many of which come from the Department of Justice. This is what other clients think of us:
“It is very clear to me that Nick Oberheiden has a deep understanding of health law issues. [He] has been instrumental in managing and resolving many difficult legal matters [and] is always relentlessly focused on the critical issues that matter most. Nick is very dedicated and . . . displays a high degree of professionalism. I would not hesitate in recommending Nick for the most important of legal matters.” Satisfied Client“The very best!”
“I hired Nick Oberheiden and The Criminal Defense Firm to defend me in a criminal health care matter. From the first moment I met with Nick[,] my wife and I knew that he [would provide] the help I need[ed]. And yes, Nick got me out of trouble. No charges. Case Dismissed.” Satisfied Client
Do You Need A Trusted Criminal Defense Lawyer? Call Today for a Free Case Assessment From Former DOJ-Prosecutors
The federal criminal defense attorneys of The Criminal Defense Firm are now available to discuss your case. Find out how experienced prosecutors and defense attorneys assess your case and what advice they offer once they learn the facts of the case from you. Calls are free and confidential.
Areas We Serve in Indiana
Indianapolis: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clinton, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tipton, Union, Wayne.
Evansville: Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick.
Terre Haute: Clay, Greene, Knox, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo.
New Albany: Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Lawrence, Ohio, Orange, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland, and Washington.
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