Federal Crimes

Being accused of a federal crime will change your life dramatically. Not only will you face penalties if convicted, but the accusation alone will affect your personal and professional reputation. For this reason, it is essential to have someone on your side who has experience in and understands federal criminal law. Federal criminal practice is very different than state criminal practice.  If you have been accused of a federal crime, Chicago Federal Crimes Attorney Raymond Wigell can help you face your charges in court.

About Federal Crimes

A federal crime is a crime that violates federal law, as opposed to state law. Federal crimes differ from state crimes in that they are tried in a federal court and usually carry a harsher penalty than a state crime.

In addition, federal investigators are more experienced, skilled and aggressive. Federal investigators include but are not limited to the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI), Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations(IRS CID), and U.S. Postal Inspectors.  Many times the various agencies join in a focused area of investigation in a task force.  The combined investigative reach of these task forces is international in scope. The resources in personnel, money, equipment and cyber crime expertise is used with intensive accuracy.

Some examples of federal crimes include:

  • Money Laundering
  • Drug crimes – Conspiracy / Possession / Delivery(sale) / Manufacture
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Child Pornography crimes – Possession / Delivery / Exchange / Manufacture
  • Internet Sex crimes
  • Human Trafficking
  • Cyber / Internet crimes
  • Public Corruption
  • Wire / Mail Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Financial Institution Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Securities & Commodities Fraud
  • Hedge Fund Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Firearms offenses
  • Tax Fraud
  • Tax preparer Fraud
  • White collar crimes

Raymond Wigell  and the his Wigell Criminal Defense team has represented persons under investigation and charged in these and many other federal crimes in it’s more than  39+ years of federal criminal defense practice.

Why You Need a Chicago Federal Crimes Attorney

If you are convicted of a federal crime, you may face a variety of penalties, including fines and incarceration in a federal prison. The conviction will also remain on your record, which can affect your employment opportunities and reputation even after you have served your sentence. With so much at stake, you need to have a skilled attorney in your corner. Only an experienced attorney with experience defending clients in federal court can fully understand federal law, explain all of your options and ensure that your rights are protected during every phase of the trial process.

Contact Wigell Criminal Defense

Attorney Raymond Wigell has 39+ years of experience defending clients in both state and federal court. Attorney Wigell is well versed in federal law, and he and his legal team have the skills necessary to win even the most difficult federal cases. If you choose Wigell Criminal Defense to represent you in court, you can rest assured that you will have the best possible chance of achieving a satisfactory outcome for your case.

We listen to our clients, and we will do everything we can to ensure that your options are maximized. If you have been accused of a federal crime, start planning your defense today.


Contact Wigell Criminal Defense to discuss your case or schedule a consultation with our team. We look forward to working with you!

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