Theft and white-collar crimes in Texas can range from shoplifting and theft by check to insurance fraud and money laundering. These cases often involve complicated fact patterns and result in serious criminal charges brought against business executives and professionals. If you're facing these types of charges, your future is at stake. You need an attorney immediately who can start working to minimize damage to your career and reputation.
Why Madson Castello, PLLC?
With more than 30 years of criminal experience and 300 trials between us, Messina Madson and Kendall Castello know how to analyze and attack these kinds of criminal prosecutions. We know the issues involved as well as many of the prosecutors and judges.
As First Assistant and Administrative Chief for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, Messina and Kendall helped build and implement the nation’s largest DA-led diversion program, which offers expunction or non-disclosure to many offenders who complete state rehabilitation requirements. We know the options available to deal with an allegation and keep it off our clients’ records.
Madson Castello, PLLC, is committed to providing extensive, personalized attention. Unlike law firms that depend upon high volumes of cases, we choose to work with few clients for exceptional results. We use our extensive experience as both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys to zealously fight for our clients. If that sounds like what you are looking for, we are an ideal firm.
"I have never encountered lawyers that are so compassionate and kind. They are always rooting for their client's success, not only in the courtroom but in life." – Nancy
Types and Levels of Theft and White-Collar Crimes
The levels of offense assigned to theft and white-collar crimes are most often guided by the amount of the loss. So, the punishment range for theft crimes, fraud crimes, computer crimes, telecommunication crimes, money laundering, insurance fraud, and healthcare fraud are often similar based on the amount of loss. For this reason, we have grouped those items together generally under the term theft below. Robbery and burglary (of a habitation or building) are exceptions to this rule and are punished based on the characteristics of the offense and not the amount of loss.
Class C Misdemeanor – Up to $500 fine
Theft under $100
Class B Misdemeanor – Up to 180 days in jail and up to $2,000 fine
Theft $100 to $750
Class A Misdemeanor – Up to 1 year in jail and up to $4,000 fine
Burglary of a Coin Operated Machine
Burglary of a Vehicle
Theft $750 to $2,500
State Jail Felony – Up to 2 years and not less than 180 days and up to $10,000 fine
Burglary of a Building
Theft $2,500 to $30,000
Theft Enhanced by Two Previous Misdemeanor Thefts
Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle