Theft / FRAUD / Property Crimes

Theft / Fraud / Property Crimes

Based on his many years representing clients within the Tampa / Hillsborough County court system, Thomas Maiello has the experience and know-how to present an effective defense where a client is accused of theft or some type of fraud.

With early intervention, Thomas Maiello may be able to prevent an arrest or the filing of formal charges by the State Attorney’s Office.  For example, Tom might be able to broker an agreement whereby the alleged victim is paid restitution up front in exchange for the prosecutor agreeing to reduce the charges or to drop the charges altogether. 

Many times, a person is innocent and has been wrongly accused.  Just because someone is accused of theft or fraud doesn’t necessarily mean there’s enough hard, tangible proof to support the allegation.  Sometimes the charge is based on nothing more than speculation, without any concrete evidence. Thomas Maiello has the training and experience to break down the State’s case, expose its weaknesses, and craft a winning defense.

For individuals with little or no prior criminal record, it may be possible to enter a diversion program (either PTI or MIP) which, if successfully completed, will result in the criminal charges being dismissed.  With Thomas Maiello’s help, a client who may have just made a mistake or a poor choice may not have to be saddled with a lifelong criminal record.

Some of the theft-related charges Thomas Maiello has litigated are:

  • Petit Theft
  • Grand Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Grand Theft Motor Vehicle
  • Dealing in Stolen Property
  • Uttering a Forged Instrument
  • Grand Theft Motor Vehicle
  • Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card
  • Failure to Redeliver Leased Personal Property
  • Trespassing
  • Burglary of a Dwelling (Home)  
  • False Information to a Pawnbroker
  • Burglary of a Conveyance (Car)
  • Organized Scheme to Defraud
  • Burglary of a Structure (Business)
  • Identity Theft
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Computer Hacking 
  • Embezzlement
  • Possession of Burglary Tools
  • Forgery
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Unauthorized Use of Personal Information
  • Counterfeiting
  • Bank Fraud

Call Tampa criminal attorney Thomas Maiello’s office to schedule a free confidential consultation and case analysis.