Welcome to FindLaw's section on Washington, D.C. consumer laws, which collectively protect individuals from the excesses and negligence of manufacturers, retailers, and sellers of financial services. The District of Columbia's consumer statutes include laws prohibiting trusts, credit card fraud, deceptive trade practices (just as "bait and switch" or false advertising), and more. Other laws, such as the district's lemon laws, provide reassurance to those who purchase certain goods. A number of these laws are criminal in nature, such as the provisions against identity theft. To learn more about D.C. consumer laws, click on a link below or speak with an attorney.