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Washington, DC White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney

A federal crime is a serious charge. The investigations can be very aggressive due to the resources at the federal government’s disposal.  Often, strong cases are built against defendants before they know they are being investigated. It is very important to hire a DC federal white-collar criminal defense lawyer to defend you the moment you believe you are under investigation. En Español.

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DC White-Collar Criminal Defense Team

White-collar offenses are typically related to business, commercial, and financial enterprises. Offenses such as fraud, embezzlement, government procurement fraud, healthcare fraud, and public corruption and bribery are typically referred to as white-collar crimes because white-collar professionals are generally individuals who are targeted for investigation. Due to the complex nature of these offenses and the potential risks and damage that can be wrought by conviction, it is crucial that anyone facing such charges contact a DC white-collar criminal defense lawyer. That lawyer will possess the skills and experience necessary for providing a strong defense against all of the offenses that fall within the category of white-collar crimes, which includes:

  • Cybercrimes
  • Money Laundering
  • Embezzlement

White-collar cases are often document-heavy and involve complex financial information. A DC white-collar criminal defense lawyer will have experience with the evidence and investigative tactics often seen in these criminal cases.


There are a myriad of law enforcement agencies that conduct investigations of potential white-collar crimes. Those agencies include but are not limited to, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These agencies devote an enormous amount of money, manpower, and investigative techniques to their efforts.

Federal Criminal Defense in Washington, DC

Many offenses in DC, particularly serious felonies, may be brought against an individual in federal court. The federal court system is different from local DC Superior Court, requiring representation from a skilled DC federal criminal attorney who is admitted to practice in federal court. Although the District of Columbia is a city under federal control, crimes such as assault, robbery, and DUI are typically prosecuted as local crimes in the District of Columbia Superior Court.  Local statutes govern these crimes, though the procedures and punishments are heavily influenced by federal law. No matter what the alleged crime may entail, an aggressive DC federal criminal lawyer is essential if an individual finds themselves targeted by the federal government. We represent individuals accused in white-collar criminal cases, congressional investigations, federal criminal cases, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and RICO matters. If you have been charged or are currently under investigation for such crimes, please click through to our contact page to schedule an office consultation. Here is some information on the:

Federal Felony Charges in DC

The following is an abbreviated list of federal felonies with which a DC federal criminal lawyer can offer their assistance:

  • Drug Charges.
  • Identity Theft.
  • Perjury.
  • Sex Crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Conspiracy.
  • Firearm violations.
  • Child Pornography (possession, manufacture, and distribution).
  • Human Trafficking.
  • Traveling between states or overseas to have sex with a minor.
  • Extortion.

A DC Federal Criminal Lawyer Can Help

Federal laws and the rules of criminal procedure are more complex than those of individual states. Federal prosecutors and federal law enforcement agents often conduct very thorough investigations. Moreover, those convicted of federal offenses face enhanced and stiff penalties. An experienced DC federal criminal lawyer who understands federal prosecutions and federal judges can offer the best help to protect the rights of accused individuals and work to attain the justice that they deserve.

Searching For “The Best White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer” For Your Case

When someone is facing serious federal or white-collar charges, they often ask who the “best lawyer” is. In truth, there is no “best lawyer” who fits under such a broad label. What you should be looking for is the attorney who you believe is best suited to your case, and that can depend on a number of things. If you are facing federal charges, you will want to look for lawyers (or a law firm with lawyers) who are admitted to practice in federal court. Some criminal defense attorneys only practice at the state level.

2019 White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship

Federal Attorney Glenn Ivey is pleased to offer the 2019 White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship. We will be awarding a student $500 to pursue their educational goals. We hope this scholarship will help support those who have triumphed over adversity and obstacles related to their backgrounds. If you have a story about how you conquered a difficult past please visit our scholarship page and learn how to apply for this opportunity.

Employment Opportunities with Our Firm

If you are interested in securing a job or internship at a dynamic, fast-paced law firm, we may have the right opportunity for you to exercise your talents and increase your legal skill set. Please visit our legal internships page if you are a student looking for hands-on legal experience working with real attorneys. If, on the other hand, you are interested in pursuing a full-time position in the legal field, please visit our legal jobs page.

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