Seattle Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
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- Steve Wells, Founding Attorney

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Federal Drug Trafficking Charges in Seattle

Drug trafficking charges filed in federal court are extremely dangerous. If a federal police agency such as the DEA or ATF are involved in a drug investigation, your legal problem is very serious. The case will usually involve large quantities of a controlled substance and larger scale operations.

It will likely include allegations of crossing state or international borders, or the use of any communication system such as:

  • Mail
  • Courier
  • Wire

Once borders have been crossed, the trafficking case falls under federal jurisdiction. At the Law Offices of Steve Wells, we have garnered a reputation as a top federal drug crime defense law firm. With over two decades of knowledge and experience, you can be confident that your case is being defended by a legal professional that knows the federal justice system intimately.

Aggressive Defender for Federal Drug Trafficking Charges Filed in Seattle

The consequences of a conviction in federal court on a trafficking charge will be extremely serious. For example, a first offense on a cocaine, LSD, or methamphetamine charge can lead to up to 40 years in federal prison. The fines can be as high as $25 million for large scale cocaine trafficking operations. For heroin trafficking, in cases involving 1 kilo or more of the substance, a first offense will mean a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison. Any bodily injury or death as part of the crime can lead to life in prison. A second offense has a mandatory minimum of 20 years.

Part of the legal process may involve the forfeiture of all property that is believed to have been purchased with the proceeds of drug trafficking. Your legal situation is extremely dangerous, and it is imperative that you are represented by a high quality Seattle federal criminal attorney who has an established record of success in federal court. Read about our wins for more information about our professional victories.

Call our firm at once if you are under investigation or have recently been charged with any federal drug trafficking charge.

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.”