When someone uses the phrase "white collar crime" in Washington, it typically means financially motivated criminal offenses.
White collar crimes are often committed by professionals in positions of trust for monetary gain.
White collar crimes can be prosecuted in state or federal courts in or around Washington.
Different types of white collar crimes cases can be defined to include schemes to defraud, organized fraud, and theft by deception or misrepresentation.
Other examples include embezzlement, extortion, mail fraud, insurance fraud, credit card and debit card fraud, and identity theft, forgery.
Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
WACDL works to improve the quality and administration of criminal justice in the state of Washington while assisting and educating criminal defense attorneys.