Seattle Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
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- Steve Wells, Founding Attorney

Fraud Charges in WA

Seattle Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Fraud crimes can transpire in numerous ways, including wire, mail, insurance, and healthcare fraud. If you were accused of committing fraud of any kind, it is important that you contact the Law Offices of Steve M. Wells right away. Attorney Wells is equipped with over two decades of experience in fighting fraud charges and can prepare an aggressive defense for your case today.

Successfully representing hundreds of cases as a Seattle federal criminal defense attorney has given Attorney Wells extensive legal knowledge and confidence in the courtroom. He can execute a hard-hitting defense to reduce or dismiss your sentences. Contact his firm today!

Various Fraud Crimes in Washington

The most basic definition of fraud is the act of theft by an individual with the intent to gain or benefit from the stolen property. However, fraud can occur over the phone or online, through insurance scams, and even through the mail. Penalties associated with fraud crimes vary based on the amount of property stolen and the manner in which the crime occurred.

Theft charges are based on the following:

  • First degree theft - Property worth more than $5,000
  • Second degree theft - Property worth more than $750 but less than $5,000, or the theft of an access device
  • Third degree theft - Property worth less than $750

If convicted, fraud is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, fines up to $20,000, or both. Fraud charges may also be classified as a felony. Being charged with a fraud crime can result in penalties that alter the course of your future if not dealt with in a timely manner. Attorney Wells takes on a limited number of cases in order to provide the personalized legal counsel you require. As a member of the board of directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he is qualified to represent you.

Call a Seattle federal criminal defense attorney to begin the defense process today.

A Few Achievements That Set Attorney Steve Wells Apart:

  • Founding President of the AACDL

    (Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the NACDL

    (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

  • CLE Presenter Nationwide

    (Continuing Legal Education or Seminars for Lawyers)

Hear It From Previous Clients

  • “The charges against me were dismissed.”


  • “The State dismissed the charges.”