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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

Money Laundering Charges

Anchorage Federal Crimes Attorney

Money laundering is a federal crime, termed a white collar crime. It involves transferring money from a criminal activity into seemingly legitimate channels to disguise its origin. When you come to the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells, you will have an Anchorage federal criminal defense attorney with nearly 23 years experience on your side. He has dedicated his life to defending the rights of the accused, and he has a long track record of success.

Anchorage Money Laundering Attorney: Experience and Skill

Money laundering involves money earned from criminal activity such as drug trafficking or extortion. People are charged when they try to launder the money, or make it appear like it came from a legitimate source. This type of crime can carry serious consequences and penalties.

If you are under federal investigation for money laundering or any federal offense, the first thing you need to know is that you absolutely must exercise your right to remain silent. Any information you provide will later be used against you. Next, you need to retain the services of a seasoned Anchorage federal criminal defense attorney.

Types of Penalties for Money Laundering

A conviction of money laundering charges can result in serious penalties:

  • At least a year of jail time and up to 35 or more if related to an illegal enterprise or to terrorism
  • Up to $500,000 in fines or double the amount of money that was laundered
  • Possible probation of at least a year

You will need a tough defender who knows how to handle such high level charges. Attorney Wells has been included in the 2017 edition of Alaska Super Lawyers®, a prestigious honor awarded to no more than 5% of the lawyers in this state. You can see some of his recent case victories here.

If you are facing federal charges of money laundering, call the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells.

The Right Lawyer Can Make The Difference

Here are 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 Our Clients

  • “A friend recommended I hire Steve Wells.”


  • “The charges against me were dismissed.”