Washington White Collar Crime Attorney Michael Harbeson Can Help!
White collar crimes are non-violent crimes that are aggressively prosecuted in the State of Washington. These crimes often involve deception and are committed by financially motivated individuals in pursuit of monetary gain. While white collar crimes do not necessarily involve acts of physical violence, the threat to society and the cost usually incurred on the public as a result of these offenses was enough to make legislators crack down on the related penalties. Legislators created new federal laws that could potentially mean a life prison term for a person convicted of certain white collar crimes.
When can you be charged with a White Collar Crime ?
While there are numerous types of white collar crime offenses, some of the most commonly prosecuted are financial crimes and fraud. These two commonly charged crimes, as well as other white collar criminal offenses, need to be handled immediately by competent legal counsel. A few other examples other offenses that can be categorized as white collar crimes include:
Conspiracy & RICO
Regardless of the degree charged the goal remains the same. We will help you avoid conviction for the criminal charge, but perhaps more importantly, keep you out of jail.