Alaska 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

Attorney Wells Secures Not Guilty Verdict for Client in Federal Case

When our client KRB – name obscured for privacy's sake – came to our law firm after being charged with not one but two federal criminal violations, we knew we had a fight ahead of us. Statistically, securing a not guilty verdict for a federal case is a rare achievement, with about 90% of all federal crimes leading to a conviction. It comes with much enthusiasm then that we can announce that we were able to secure KRB a not guilty ruling on all counts.

KRB was accused of violating 33 U.S.C. § 407, 33 U.S.C. § 411, and 18 U.S.C. § 1001. To put those legal statutes into layman's terms, KRB was accused of disposing of hazardous or environmentally damaging waste and garbage into a waterway controlled by the United States government in which boats and ships sail. Additionally, KRB was accused of lying to federal officials about the aforementioned charges, which is a crime in and of itself.

Why Federal Charges are Uphill Battles

When you are accused of a federal crime, the truth of the matter is that the government wants to get a conviction out of your case. They come at you with all the force and manpower they can muster, which is quite sizeable and may include intimidating federal agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Environmental Protection Agency. It is only through persistence, know-how, and tenacity can a victory against a federal charge be secured in a jury trial.

If you would like to know more about the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells, or how our Alaska Federal Criminal Defense Attorney can defend you, simply call 888.556.3717 today. With nearly 20 years of experience and a history of winning case results, we have become the go-to criminal defense firm for people all across The Last Frontier. Get your free case evaluation and we can get started.