White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crime Attorney in Seattle, WA

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White collar crimes are nonviolent offenses that involve fraud, deceit, and concealment for financial gain and typically occur in a business, commercial, or financial setting. Since these crimes often involve large amounts of money and many victims, a conviction can result in harsh criminal penalties or even federal charges.

If you have been accused of committing a white collar crime in Seattle, look no further than Hale Law Enterprises to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom from serious charges. We can thoroughly examine your case, determine your available legal options, and help you obtain the most favorable outcome in court.

Do not hesitate to contact us today at (206) 207-4776 and schedule a free consultation. 

Common Types of White Collar Crimes

A sociologist named Edwin Sutherland coined the phrase “white collar crime” in a 1939 speech to the American Sociological Society in Philadelphia. He used the term to describe crimes committed by respectable individuals who possess a high social status. According to the FBI, the motivation for these crimes is to obtain or avoid losing money or property, or to gain a business or personal advantage.

Common types of white collar crimes include:

  • Fraud – Intentionally deceiving one or more people to unfairly or unlawfully gain something of value through misrepresentation. There are many forms of fraud, from bank and credit card fraud to healthcare and tax fraud.
  • Embezzlement – This offense occurs when a person entrusted by an employer or someone else to handle money or property uses their position to improperly deprive the other party of their funds or property.
  • Money laundering – When money from criminal activities undergoes a series of transactions to make the funds appear clean or legitimate, this is known as money laundering. A common scheme is filtering money through a legitimate cash-based business.
  • Ponzi schemes – Named after Charles Ponzi, this is a type of investment scam that offers investors significantly high returns for little to no risk. The purpose is to attract new investors to pay the older ones, but once there are no more new clients, then the scheme collapses and the investors are left with huge losses.
  • Tax evasion – Attempting to avoid taxes you owe is considered tax evasion. Common examples include filing tax returns using false information or illegally transferring assets to avoid tax obligations.
  • Racketeering – Carrying out illegal activity on behalf of an organization is known as racketeering, also called “organized crime.”

Protect Your Reputation and Future

Being accused of a white collar crime can have severe consequences for your personal and professional life. It is crucial to have an experienced and knowledgeable white collar crime attorney on your side to protect your rights and defend your case.

At Hale Law Enterprises, we understand the complexity of white collar crime cases and the potential impact they can have on your reputation and future. Our team of skilled attorneys has a proven track record of successfully representing clients facing white collar crime charges in Seattle.

When you choose our firm, you can expect:

  • Thorough investigation: We will meticulously investigate the details of your case, gathering evidence and building a strong defense strategy.
  • Expert legal guidance: Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of white collar crime laws and will provide you with expert guidance throughout the legal process.
  • Strong advocacy: We will aggressively advocate for your rights and interests, fighting to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
  • Protection of your reputation: We understand the importance of preserving your reputation and will work diligently to minimize the impact of the charges on your personal and professional life.
  • Customized approach: Every white collar crime case is unique, and we will tailor our approach to your specific circumstances, ensuring the best possible defense strategy.

Facing White Collar Crime Charges? Our Firm Can Help!

White collar crimes are punishable by both state and federal laws. It is imperative to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to guide you through the complexities of your case and defend you from start to finish. Do not wait to reach out to Attorney Matthew Hale to let us get started on your case.

Call (206) 207-4776 to discuss your case with our Seattle white collar crime lawyers. 

Our Real Results

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    June 2024 - DUI case dismissed on 6/20/24. Client charged with DUI in KCDC Kent courthouse drunk driving and being involved in a rollover accident. Case dismissed in interests of justice for lack of evidence.


    King County Superior Court, January 2022 - Defendant charged with felony Assault 2, facing 9 months in jail. Case resolved with misdemeanor, no jail time.


    King County Superior Court Felony Theft case dismissed on 4/19/23 before first pretrial.


    King County Superior Court, October 2022 - Defendant charged with felony Assault 2 DV, facing 9 months in jail. Case dismissed within 10 days of arraignment in the interests of justice.


    King County District Court, December 2021 - Defendant charged with DUI, facing 364 days in jail. Case reduced to Negligent Driving, no jail time.


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