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If you’ve been charged with a crime or are concerned you may be under investigation for one, it’s important that you contact an attorney to build your defense. Most people charged with a crime are already at a disadvantage when it comes to defending themselves, because investigators have already begun the act of building a case for criminal prosecution.

The Law Offices of David L. Leon, PC handles criminal matters jointly, through co-counsel, or through referral to criminal defense lawyers in Dallas.

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Charged with overstating income on your mortgage application?

Chapter 32 of the Texas Penal Code deals with fraud. Specifically, Section 32.32 (b) of the Texas Penal Code (FALSE STATEMENT TO OBTAIN PROPERTY OR CREDIT) states, “A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly makes a materially false or misleading written statement to obtain property or credit, including a mortgage loan.”

The amounts may be aggregated, and the punishments is listed in 32.32(c):

  1. a Class C misdemeanor if the value of the property or the amount of credit is less than $50;

  2. a Class B misdemeanor if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $50 or more but less than $500;

  3. a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $500 or more but less than $1,500;

  4. a state jail felony if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $1,500 or more but less than $20,000;

  5. a felony of the third degree if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $20,000 or more but less than $100,000;

  6. a felony of the second degree if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $100,000 or more but less than $200,000; or

  7. a felony of the first degree if the value of the property or the amount of credit is $200,000 or more.

Let an attorney start your defense

Don’t wait to be arrested for a crime. The moment you discover you are under investigation of a crime is the moment you need to reach out to an experienced attorney to begin your defense. Each day you wait to take action on your behalf is another day a prosecutor has to take away your freedom. Dallas criminal defense attorney David Leon is prepared to protect your right to a fair verdict if you’ve been charged with a crime. Set up a consultation with David today.

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Charged with a crime? The Law Offices of David L. Leon, PC can help.

Criminal defense attorney David Leon provides assistance and referrals if you’ve been charged with a crime in Texas. Contact his office to set up a consultation to discuss options to defend your freedom.