Seattle Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Seattle Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Offices of Steve M. Wells Can Defend Your Rights

Have you been arrested and charged with a federal crime? It is imperative that you seek out legal representation for your case with the necessary experience and drive to provide you with the defense that you can count on in a federal court. At The Law Offices of Steve M. Wells, our federal crime law firm is led by Attorney Steve Wells, a Seattle federal crime attorney who has over two decades of experience in defending the rights of those accused of a federal crime.

Defending Against Federal Criminal Charges

Facing federal charges can cause a great deal of difficulty and hardship, as well as shatter your reputation. You need to ensure that you have skillful representation on your side that can effectively fight for your rights, regardless of the size of the opposition. Attorney Wells can provide you with the assistance you need in any federal crime case you are facing. We take pride at our firm in being able to provide effective defense in a nonjudgmental atmosphere for our clients. Even if you are under federal investigation and are not sure where to begin, we can help you handle such delicate legal matters as well.

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Federal Crimes Compared to State Crimes

For the vast majority of criminal violations in the United States justice and legislative systems, they are considered state crimes and violate state laws. For an act to be charged as a federal crime, it needs to violate a law that has been passed by Congress – something that is therefore illegal in the entire country. Committing a crime that encompasses multiple states – such as abducting someone and taking them across a state boundary – may also constitute a federal crime and face potential harsh punishments.

In theory, a federal criminal laws are meant to address a serious national issue, or something that endangers the general public. More extreme examples would be accusations of terrorism. However, it can be something as seemingly benign as exchanging illegal movie downloads over the internet.

Attorney Wells is a founding president of the Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of the board of directors for theNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he is a nationwide presenter for Continuing Legal Education or Seminars for Lawyers. In order to hold membership to these prestigious organizations, an attorney needs to showcase utmost professionalism and unparalleled ability in and out of court. He has maintained a solid reputation in the legal world for his talented and unique approach to each case, never using a manufactured approach but also recognizing and utilizing tried and tested techniques.

Information Regarding U.S. District Court

If you are being tried for a federal crime near Seattle, Washington, you will likely need to go through the United States Federal Courthouse located at:
700 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: (888) 646-0575

Why Choose The Law Offices of Steve M. Wells

  1. 23 Years of Experience
  2. Dedicated to Federal Criminal Defense
  3. Long Track Record of Success
  4. Recognized by Clients and Peers Alike
  5. Included in the 2017 List of Alaska Super Lawyers®
  6. National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers"
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Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

When you have been accused of a federal crime, you need to brace yourself for a world of litigation and trouble ahead. A good amount of federal crime investigations and prosecutions will involve some form of federal law enforcement. These agencies are backed by all the power of the United States government and have near-unlimited resources. Going against them alone is nearly a guarantee for failure. If a government agency is getting involved with your case, you need to contact our law firm as soon as possible.

Examples of federal law enforcement agencies that might be working against you include:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

For many law firms, the presence of a federal agency is enough to turn them away. At the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells, our Seattle federal crimes attorney is not afraid to step up to the plate and go toe-to-toe with the most intimidating organizations out there. The rights of our clients are paramount, and we are willing to show our dedication through aggressive courtroom representation, if need be.

A Few Achievements That Set Attorney Steve Wells Apart:

  • Founding President of the AACDL

    (Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the NACDL

    (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • CLE Presenter Nationwide

    (Continuing Legal Education or Seminars for Lawyers)

More About Criminal Defense Attorney Steve M. Wells

Attorney Wells limits the number of cases that he handles in order to ensure the highest quality service for each of his clients that he represents, and you can rest assured that this is what you will receive when you choose to work with him. To ensure that there are no surprises during the entire process, he approaches each case as if it will be going to trial and prepares it accordingly. This approach is advantageous as there are some situations in which a favorable settlement is available but, for many more, a plea bargain is impossible.

Call (888) 646-0575 for Representation for Serious Federal Charges

Our firm offers free case evaluations to all inquiring clients to get them started down the right path without worries. In the end, we want you to be comfortable with how we are handling your case, and we invite you to be as involved as you deem necessary. If you want to be there for every major decision, that is fine by us. If you would rather sit back and let us do the heavy lifting, we are also completely acceptable. We are here for you.

  • “The State dismissed the charges.”


  • “The charges against me were dismissed.”