Pittsburgh, PA Federal Criminal Attorneys – Former Federal Prosecutors
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has become a hub for law enforcement. Almost no day goes by without reports about new charges, arrests, and search warrants involving federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, the DEA, the FBI, the Office of Inspector General, and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in Pittsburgh, Erie, and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Among the offenses that are enforced the most in Pittsburgh and neighboring communities are:
- Drugs: Conspiracy to Distribute Furanyl Fentanyl, Carfentanil, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Marijuana, or Cocaine etc.
- Healthcare Fraud: Tricare Fraud, Compound Pharmacies, Toxicology Labs, Medicare Fraud, Medicaid Fraud, Kickbacks
- Prescriptions: Prescription Narcotic Investigations (21 U.S.C. 841, 846)
- Financial Fraud: Bank Fraud, Tax Evasion
- Violent Crimes & Computer Offenses
In this climate of scrutiny, you must protect your business and yourself. Your Pittsburgh federal criminal defense attorneys at The Criminal Defense Firm offer decades of experience with federal investigations and a proven track record of avoiding and fighting federal charges. With penalties going up to 10 years for most federal felonies, there simply is no time to hesitate or to experiment.
The Criminal Defense Firm Is a Federal Criminal Defense Law Firm for Federal Cases in Pittsburgh, PA
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania criminal attorneys at The Criminal Defense Firm have previously supervised investigations while serving the Department of Justice as prosecutors, Assistant and Special Assistant United States Attorneys, and Department of Justice Trial Attorneys.
Unlike most firms, The Criminal Defense Firm only practices federal law in Pennsylvania and our entire focus lies on defending Pittsburgh citizens against criminal charges. As a result, our lawyers have handled more federal cases and more trials and more grand jury proceedings than average state criminal defense lawyers.
- Experience of More than 1,000 Federal Cases
- Handled More than 1,000 Grand Jury Subpoenas
- Trial Record Exceeding 500 Trials
Media stations have featured Dr. Nick Oberheiden, managing partner of The Criminal Defense Firm, in Pittsburgh (e.g. 1320 WJAS Bloomdaddy Radio) and throughout Pennsylvania for his understanding of federal law and the workings of the U.S. Constitution.
Are You Accused of a Federal Crime or a Criminal Conspiracy in Pittsburgh?
As stated, federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have noticeably intensified the investigations and prosecutions relating to the law offenses. Following a directive from the Washington D.C. Justice Department, prosecutors in Pennsylvania were formally advised to increase their efforts to enforce the law and to do so with the objective to obtain the maximum penalty under the law. The following offense types in addition to computer offenses, immigration crimes, and violent cases are among the most prosecuted crimes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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
- 18 U.S.C. 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud
- 18 U.S.C. 1347 Healthcare 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
The Criminal Defense Firm defends clients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania accused of federal law violations. We are a team of former Department of Justice Trial Attorneys, former Assistant and Special Assistant United States Attorneys and former prosecutors with the experience needed to provide clients effective and reliable federal criminal defense strategies.
Effective Defenses, Proven Results
The Criminal Defense Firm is a team of former Department of Justice prosecutors and veteran federal criminal defense lawyers that defends Pennsylvanians against government investigations and charges. With more than 1,000 federal cases and over 500 criminal trials handled, our criminal defense law firm has the ability to apply those strategies and defense techniques that worked in similar cases.
1. We Only Practice Federal Law
Pennsylvania is home to some of finest lawyers in the country. If you are looking for a criminal lawyer to defend you in a case in Pittsburgh, you have many good options to choose from. If you are concerned about a federal charge or a potential investigation involving the federal government, you should understand that the justice system and the commonwealth state system are quite different in a number of ways. Just like you would choose a shoulder specialist and not the best foot surgeon if your shoulder hurts, selecting a lawyer for a federal matter should make you focus on lawyers with experience in federal cases.
Federal cases are complex. Picking your federal criminal defense attorney in Pittsburgh may be one of the most important, certainly one of the most consequential things you will ever do in your life. But how to make the right choice when there are so many lawyers out there? Here are some questions you should ask a criminal lawyer before making your decision.
- How Much of Your Practice Is Dedicated to Federal(Defense Cases)
- How Many Federal Cases Exactly Like Mine Have You Handled Before with what outcomes?
- How Many Federal Criminal Trials Have You Handled Before?
Our Pittsburgh, PA federal criminal defense lawyers at The Criminal Defense Firm will negotiate with, challenge, and fight the government in federal cases across the country, day after day, including in Pennsylvania. If you are interested in learning more about us and finding out who of our federal criminal defense lawyers would represent you in your important federal case, then please call us today. Consultations are free and confidential.
2. Our Federal Criminal Defense Results Demonstrate Our Experience
With decades of criminal law experience comes a track record. Our Pittsburgh federal criminal defense law firm has obtained acquittals, dismissed charges, and secured favorable sentences in federal courts across the United States. More importantly, we have convinced prosecutors not to charge our clients in a large number of cases and concluded investigations with no civil and no criminal liability outcomes for our clients.
3. Our Team
The Criminal Defense Firm’s federal criminal a lawyers do not use associates, paralegals, or legal secretaries in Pittsburgh, PA. You can go through our list of lawyers and you will not find a single lawyer that does not fit the group or the theme of our federal practice focus. 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
The federal criminal attorneys of The Criminal Defense Firm in Pittsburgh, PA are now available to discuss your case. Find out how experienced prosecutors and defense attorneys assess your case and what recommendations they offer once they learn the facts of the case from you. Calls are free and confidential.
FAQs: Important Questions Regarding Federal Prosecutions in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Who Will Handle My Case?
The Criminal Defense Firm does not delegate your case to junior lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries, or anyone else lacking the specific experience needed to defend a federal case in Pittsburgh, PA. Our clients are advised and represented by senior attorneys with substantial experience with respect to federal matters. When you call us we can discuss who would be the best fit within our group of former federal prosecutors and federal criminal lawyers to handle your case.
What Should I Do If I Receive a Grand Jury Subpoena?
The purpose of a grand jury is to decide whether or not to bring criminal charges against an individual or a company. If you or your business receive a grand jury subpoena issued by the Department of Justice, that means you are in the middle of a pending federal criminal investigation, potentially as a target. If you receive a federal grand jury subpoena, we can help make sure you don’t turn from witness or subject to a target of the investigation. As prosecutors and defense counsel, our Pittsburgh, PA federal criminal law firm has been involved in more than 1,000 grand jury proceedings and we understand what mistakes to avoid.
When Should I Get a Federal Criminal Lawyer?
Some clients engage us because they are already in the middle of a federal case (for example, they were arrested or received a notice from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh). Other clients contact us to find out whether or not the government is investigating them and, if so, what for. Either way, getting an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer on board that can answer your most pressing questions and knows how to execute a promising, proven defense strategy can hardly wait if you are the subject of a federal investigation in Pittsburgh, PA. So, don’t wait. Get a free and confidential consultation today!
Call Now For A Free & Confidential Consultation With Pittsburgh Skilled Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys
The federal defense attorneys of The Criminal Defense Firm are available to discuss your federal Pennsylvania case, free of charge and entirely confidential. Find out how experienced federal defense lawyers evaluate your case and what they have to say about how to avoid or fight federal charges. Contact us today.
Areas We Serve in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Dormont, Brentwood, Wilkinsburg, Munhall, Swissvale, Mount Lebanon, Baldwin, Neville Township, Bethel Park, West Mifflin, North Versailles, Franklin Park, Plum, Lower Burrell, New Kensington, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Levittown, Harrisburg, Altoona, York, State College, Wilkes-Barre, Norristown, Chester, Bethel Park Williamsport, and others.
Pittsburgh Federal Criminal Lawyers – The Criminal Defense Firm
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