White Collar Crimes
What is a White Collar Crime?
According to the Department of Justice, “White-collar offenses shall constitute those classes of non-violent illegal activities which principally involve traditional notions of deceit, deception, concealment, manipulation, breach of trust, subterfuge or illegal circumvention.”
Generally speaking, the term white collar crime is used in reference to business-related financial crimes. These crimes violate federal law and are usually charged in federal court. State law white collar crimes such as identity theft, forgery and fraud, may also be charged in State Court.
Frequently Committed White Collar Crimes
Commonly committed white collar crimes include antitrust violations, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bribery, mortgage fraud, computer/internet fraud, credit card fraud, counterfeiting, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, insurance fraud, money laundering, securities fraud and tax evasion.
Washington State White Collar Crime Legal Penalties
Once a person is convicted of a white collar offense, he or she he/she may be punished with:
- Jail time
- Real estate and property forfeiture
- Supervised release
- Home detention
Due to the life-altering legal consequences that are involved in white-collar crimes such as fraud, forgery and embezzlement, it is always in a person’s best interest to obtain the services of an experienced attorney who has the legal skills and knowledge of what it takes to successfully fight the charges against you.
Hiring an Experienced White Collar Crime Lawyer
Kannin Law Firm P.S. is a criminal defense law firm that has been helping clients throughout Washington State contest their criminal charges and obtain superior results for more than ten years. Our skilled attorneys have years of court room experience and we are fully prepared to undertake our clients’ cases. When we work with our clients, we do everything possible to make sure that they receive the attention, resources, and dedicated legal counsel that they deserve.
In Washington, fraud charges such as insurance, mail, mortgage, wire or tax fraud are serious and complex. We have the experience and resources needed to analyze your case and prepare a strong defense for you. It is important to understand that charges of fraud in Washington State may have been brought against you by any government agency; thus, you may be defending yourself against multiple criminal allegations. Kannin Law will fight aggressively on your behalf against charges of mortgage fraud, mail fraud, insurance fraud, wire fraud or tax fraud in Washington. When you need a fraud trial attorney, Kannin Law is the firm to call.
Serving all of Washington State
For our clients’ convenience, we are in the vicinity of courthouses in Seattle, Shoreline, SeaTac, Burien, Des Moines, Redmond, Tacoma, Lynnwood, Tukwila, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, Bellevue, Newcastle, Redmond, Everett, Bremerton, and Factoria. We represent clients from King, Pierce, Kitsap and Snohomish counties, as well as all areas of Washington State. We are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to defend you against fraud in Washington State.
If you are facing federal fraud charges and need a wire, mail, or mortgage fraud, or perjury lawyer, call Kannin Law Firm P.S. at 206.574.0202. Our knowledgeable legal team can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options.