Criminal law is enforced primarily at the state level; and while the types of conduct criminalized don't vary too much from state to state, the way in which these laws are enforced often does. Washington criminal laws include provisions for violent crimes such as assault and battery, robbery, sexual assault, and the various types of homicide (from manslaughter to first-degree murder). Newer laws establish tough penalties for crimes such as identity theft, computer crimes, and other modern-day forms of fraud. The following articles will help you make sense of Washington criminal laws. Speak with a Washington criminal defense attorney if you have additional questions.