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

Facing Federal Money Laundering Charges?

Seattle Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Money laundering is an offense that is filed in federal court, and is considered a "white collar crime," as it does not involve violence, but is related to accusations that there has been a transfer of money from a criminal activity by "laundering" it through a legitimate business front. The Money Laundering Control Act of 1986 covers this crime, and violations can lead to very serious penalties. Once considered to be related strictly to organized crime, there are now far more people caught in the net of federal investigative agencies, and facing charges of money laundering. An investigation for money laundering can often lead to a number of charges being filed against the defendant.

At the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells, the firm has served as counsel in many difficult federal cases and prevailed, and he is prepared help you fight back against accusations of money laundering. Mr. Wells is committed to defending the rights of those facing charges in state and federal courts, and he is known as one of the top legal professionals in the area. Listed in the 2017 edition of Seattle Super Lawyers®, his abilities in court are recognized as being of the highest caliber. Read some of the firm's recent case victories so you know you have come to the right firm if you are facing money laundering charges.

Seattle Money Laundering Attorney with 23 Years of Success at Trial

The penalties that could be imposed in federal court include up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, with the threat of losing your assets and property if it is deemed that the money laundering was part of a large-scale operation, and that these assets were purchased with illegally gained funds. Other financial losses are very possible, and federal charges for money laundering are extremely serious for the defendant. It is imperative that you get legal representation from a top professional before answering questions, providing access to any computer files or any other type of interaction with the federal authorities. The firm is committed to protecting the rights of those accused of federal crimes, and is prepared to speak with you immediately if you have been caught in the net of the federal criminal justice system.

The firm is highly professional, experienced, and is ready get to work for you on an immediate basis. The federal justice system is extremely tough, and the investigation that led to your arrest may have been ongoing for months or years. You can expect that the U.S. attorney will be zealous in seeking a conviction, and you need an equally powerful Seattle federal crime lawyer challenge the evidence and help you seek a better outcome.

Contact our firm today if you are in need of legal counsel concerning a money laundering 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 State dismissed the charges.”


  • “The charges against me were dismissed.”