Federal crimes typically involve the violation of a law passed by the United States Congress and criminal actions that cross the borders of individual states. When a criminal charge is brought by the Federal Courts, often the resources of high-level government agencies – such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Drug Enforcement Agency – are backing it up.
If you’ve been charged with a Federal Crime, it is critical to immediately retain an experienced lawyer to protect yourself, ensure your rights are not being violated, and defend against the immense resources of the United States government.

We urge you to request a free consultation today via phone or email. Among Wisconsin attorneys, the trusted criminal defense lawyers at Birdsall Obear & Associates have more than 81 combined years of experience defending a wide range of federal crimes, including:

  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark and Copyright Infringement
  • Perjury and Obstruction of Justice
  • Pre-Indictment Investigations
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines and Issues
  • Federal Appeals
  • Bank and Mail Fraud
  • Drug Trafficking and Conspiracies
  • Medicare and Healthcare Fraud
  • Firearms Offenses
  • Internet Sex Crimes
  • RICO Conspiracies

Companies place into action contracts to prevent their trade secrets from becoming public knowledge. Employees must sign these contacts (non-disclosure agreements) to help keep these processes secure. If you are in violation of a non-disclosure agreement, you could be facing federal criminal charges. In addition, the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 protects businesses in the U.S. from anyone trying to steal U.S. business secrets to benefit themselves or a foreign entity.

If you are facing charges of trade secret theft, it is imperative that you contact an experienced attorney immediately. Our experienced Sheboygan and Milwaukee trade secrets lawyers will work closely with you to ensure that your rights are protected as we build a strong defense for your case.


Trademarks and copyrights protect creative individuals and/or businesses and other entities from having their original content copied. Trademarks and copyrights (such as logos or brand names, etc.) are protected under common law even if they are not registered as long as they meet certain criteria. A copyright is applied often to written works, designs, photography, etc. and must be applied for via the U.S. Copyright Office.

If you require a Milwaukee or Sheboygan trademark and copyright infringement lawyer, call Birdsall Obear & Associates for a free consultation.


Committing perjury may include up to four years in prison along with hefty fines.If you've taken an oath or signed documents "under penalty of perjury" and then lied, or recorded false information, (such as falsifying information on a drivers license) you could face charges of perjury. Our Wisconsin perjury and obstruction of justice lawyers will examine every detail of your case to build the defense you deserve.


Police officers are trained to obtain statements that may be used against you at a later date in a court of law. Without direction from a skilled Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer, you could accidentally incriminate yourself during this questioning. Though you may be tempted to declare your innocense anything you say during your arrest can be used against you. The fifth amendment gives you the right to remain silent and not give statements until you've spoken with your attorney. Our skilled Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers are available to provide a free consultation for your pre-indictment investigation case.


If convicted of a crime, you have the right to appeal the charges. The purpose of an appeal is to seek a more favorable outcome for your case. Our Sheboygan and Milwaukee appeal lawyers could present a valid argument that errors were made during the original proccedings of your case. An appellate court may overrule or affirm your charges at which point the courts could reverse the ruling, or order a new trial. Our federal criminal appeals lawyers have a thorough understanding of trial procedure, making Birdsall Obear & Associates your greatest in your federal appeal.


White collar crimes such as mail fraud generally involve the use of a false identity to gain access to benefits or finances. If you've been charged with mail fraud or other white collar crimes, it's imperative that you seek legal representation with the most experienced Sheboygan and Milwaukee bank and mail fraud lawyers such as Birdsall Obear & Associates.


With drug trafficking and conspiracies being a felony, you can face conspiracy or drug-trafficking charges without evidence of intent to distribute if you have large quantities in your possession. Drug trafficking is a federal criminal offense. Because the definition of drug trafficking is so broad, many individuals who think they may only be guilty of simple possession are actually guilty of federal drug trafficking. To avoid the possibility of a lengthy incarceration, contact our felony defense attorneys at Birdsall Obear & Associates for a free consultation.


If you are being investigated or facing charges for Medicare or health care fraud, it is important to find a trusted attorney to represent your rights. The Milwaukee federal criminal defense attorneys at Birdsall Obear & Associates the processes of government programs and will work tenaciously on your defense. Medicare and healthcare fraud claims are difficult and you could be risking conviction of this white collar crime if you don't seen the legal counsel of best defense attorneys in Wisconsin.


Have you been charged with a firearm offense? The experienced weapon possession attorneys at Birdsall Obear & Associates. Our federal criminal defense attorneys have years of experience with firearms offense cases and understand how intricate these cases can be. You need the best defense attorney on your side, call Birdsall Obear & Assocaites for your free consultation and gain traction on your firearms offense case.


Sex crime convictions can leave you with a lifetime on the sex offender registry. This label doesn't go away and will haunt you the rest of your life. Seeking the help of a skilled federal criminal defense attorney is imperative and the smarted thing you can do. Our Sheboygan and Milwaukee sex crimes attorneys will guide you through this process and provide legal counsel through the entire process. We are the best defense attorneys in Wisconsin with years of experience and the success record to prove it. Contact Birdsall Obear & Associates for your free consultation.


Racketeering and conspiracy involving two or more people gives the court system the right to prosecute or level civil penalties against you under the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act, or RICO. If found guilty, a defendant accused these charges can face severe penalties. RICO violations may carry severe penalties, including up to 20 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. If you've been charged with a white collar crime such as money laundering or are in need of the best embezzlement attorneys in Wisconsin, contact Birdsall Obear & Associates today.

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