Federal Criminal Defense

Federal crimes can carry heavy consequences. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may face a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. If faced with allegations of a federal crime, the first step you should take is to contact a lawyer immediately. William S. Winfrey II is a criminal defense attorney who has defended individuals accused of federal crimes for more than 30 years.

Princeton Federal Crime Lawyer

Mr. Winfrey has assisted clients accused of all types of crimes, including:

  • Money laundering
  • Bank fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Manufacturing and sale of controlled substances
  • Weapons trafficking

Financial crimes such as money laundering and bank fraud can be as simple as accepting kickbacks from suppliers and lying on loan applications to as intricate as schemes involving multiple players and layers of deception. Mr. Winfrey has handled many cases involving money laundering and bank fraud.

When facing allegations of a federal crime, it is best to avoid speaking to the police, as anything you say to the police is likely to strengthen the prosecutor's case against you. Additionally, Mr. Winfrey advises clients to avoid speaking to friends and family about the case and to refrain from posting information about the case on social media sites. Mr. Winfrey asks his clients to provide him with as much information as possible.

As a Mercer County federal criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Winfrey has prior experience as a prosecutor and therefore has foreknowledge of the types of arguments the prosecutor is likely to make. By anticipating the prosecutor's tactics, he is able to come up with the strategy that offers the best chance of keeping his client out of jail.

Contact William S. Winfrey II

As soon as you suspect that you are about to be charged with a federal crime, pick up the phone and contact a lawyer. Call Mr. Winfrey's office in West Virginia's Mercer County at 304-716-4344.