North Carolina And Wilmington-Area Federal Money Laundering Defense Lawyers

The law firm of Woody White Law PLLC protects the rights of citizens under suspicion for money laundering. Often, we protect not only the people directly engaged in the money laundering, but also their spouses and other loved ones.

We provide our federal criminal defense clients with the value of a legal team that understands how the other side thinks. We draw, in particular, on the experience of attorneys James Blanton and Woody White. Attorney Blanton has served as a criminal prosecutor at both the state and federal levels. Attorney White is a board-certified specialist in federal and state criminal law.


Money laundering is used to describe any effort to conceal where money came from. Frequently it is associated with concealing ill-gotten gains from a criminal enterprise. Individuals accused of money laundering are not always guilty of committing a crime. Aggressive investigation of financial transactions by federal law enforcement has resulted in an increase in prosecutions for money laundering. Unfortunately, many individuals and businesses that handle large amounts of cash are falsely accused. To protect themselves and their reputations, they need an attorney who understands how money laundering cases are assembled and how to defend against them.


Clients rely on our seasoned legal judgment to make confident decisions about their futures. They often contact us after having received a letter from the federal government regarding supposed violations of the laws regarding money laundering. Have you received a Target Letter?

If you have received such a letter, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible so we can advise you as to all of your available legal options. In some situations, you may receive a request to testify as a witness in a federal grand jury. Even if you are not the focus of a federal investigation, be aware that the federal government is not there to protect your rights in this situation. We can be.


The legal team at Woody White Law PLLC invites potential clients to schedule a free initial consultation by calling us at our North Carolina office: 910-338-4900. You can also contact our lawyers online. All communications between our firm and potential clients remain entirely confidential.

Woody White

Woody White

Woody White is an experienced civil Trial Attorney, and has earned a reputation as an aggressive advocate, taking – and winning – cases before juries in both State and Federal Court. Getting the verdict that you deserve requires experience and Woody White has a proven track record of success.

James Baxter Blanton

James Blanton

Attorney James Blanton is a former state prosecutor, having served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New Hanover County prosecutor's office. He also served as a federal prosecutor, serving as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina.