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Chicago Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Federal crimes encompass any violation of Federal law. Often times, criminal conduct can violate both state and federal law. People are often confused about whether they have a federal case or their case may be picked up by the United States Attorney’s Office. For example, drug charges and weapons offenses may be prosecuted in either state court or federal court.

The Law Office of William Carlos Weeden represent clients throughout the Federal Northern District of Illinois which includes Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. 

Federal Crimes include:

  • Bank Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Child Pornography
  • Conspiracy Cases
  • Counterfeiting
  • Drug Offenses
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Grand Jury
  • Identity Theft
  • Mandatory Supervised Release Violations (MSR/Parole)
  • Money Laundering
  • Public or Political Corruption
  • RICO/Racketeering Charges
  • Tax Fraud or Tax Evasion 
  • Weapons Offenses
  • Wire Fraud
  • Mail Fraud

Many cases in Federal Court are charged as conspiracy cases. Whether it is a drug conspiracy or a fraud conspiracy, the Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers at the Law Office of William Carlos Weeden  understand the methods and tactics the United States Attorney’s Office use as well as the investigating law enforcement entity.


Conspiracy charges can be complex and involve numerous police agencies such as the FBI, DEA, IRS, DHS and local police departments. Whether you are alleged to be the ring leader of a gigantic cocaine conspiracy or you are alleged to be a relatively minor conspirator, our lawyers will aggressively defend your rights and explore all possible defenses.

Federal authorities and Federal Agents can take years to investigate possible criminal charges. This is especially true regarding white collar crimes such as Tax Evasion or Bank Fraud. If you are contacted by a Federal Agent or receive a grand jury subpoena, contact the Federal Criminal Defense  Law Office of William Carlos Weeden for a confidential  initial consultation at no cost.

If you have been charged with a federal crime or are being investigated for a federal crime, contact the Law Office of William Carlos Weeden  today for confidential initial consultation at no cost.

While it is always daunting to face the investigative and prosecutorial resources of the government, federal charges are especially serious. Federal criminal offenses tend to be serious crimes that carry long terms of imprisonment without an option for probation. Investigations of these charges are conducted by federal law enforcement agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Justice Department (Department Of Justice) and other agencies. These law enforcement agencies have virtually unlimited resources to investigate alleged criminal offenses. Federal sentencing guidelines also typically entail far harsher sentences.

The Law Office of William Carlos Weeden has the expertise and experience to effectively defend clients who have been the subject of long-term investigations. We analyze and evaluate voluminous financial records, witness interviews and other evidence typically gathered by federal law enforcement agencies.

Whether challenging police procedure, negotiating an acceptable plea bargain, or taking your case to trial, Illinois Federal Criminal Defense Attorney William Carlos Weeden  will aggressively defend your rights and freedom. Contact our office today at (773) 683-1060 for a confidential initial consultation at no cost

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Law Office of William Carlos Weeden

The information on this website has been provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor create an attorney-client relationship or warrant that a certain result will be attained in a specific case. The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois. We encourage you to contact us or another legal professional for advice regarding your individual situation.

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