Seattle Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Right Lawyer Can Make The Difference "My job is to educate my client on how the state and federal law works and build a successful defense."
- Steve Wells, Founding Attorney

What to Do After an Arrest

Federal Crime Attorney Serving Seattle, Washington

If you have been arrested and charged with a federal crime, then you may be experiencing a great deal of fear and anxiety. Federal criminal charges can result in serious life-altering penalties in many cases, and it is imperative that you have aggressive representation on your side.

It is crucial for you to know that there are three simple elements to remember if you are ever arrested, these will help your case in the future:

  • Remain Silent - If you are arrested, then you may or may not be read your Miranda rights which state that you have the right to remain silent as anything you say can and will be used against you in court. Utilize these rights as any information you give out could be twisted and used against you in the future.
  • Do Not Consent to any Searches - Law enforcement will want to begin gathering evidence against you immediately, and in order to search and seize your property; they need either your permission, or a warrant. If they cannot legally obtain a warrant, then there is no reason for them to be searching your property. Do not consent to any searches!
  • Hire a Skilled Federal Crime Attorney - One of the biggest elements to any criminal defense case is the representation that you have on your side. You have the right to an attorney, and it is imperative that you retain legal assistance as soon as possible to begin building a defense to your case.

How Attorney Wells Can Help You

When you choose the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells for legal representation in your criminal case, you will receive representation that is based on years of experience, and that implements proven methods that have been successful in the past. The firm offers a free case evaluation so that you can receive some information regarding your case before making any financial commitment.

Contact the firm today to discuss the charges you face, and to retain the legal assistance you need!

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)

Hear It From Previous Clients

  • “The charges against me were dismissed.”


  • “The State dismissed the charges.”