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Charles August Banker III

Federal crime Attorney at Mcallen, TX

5.0   15 reviews

Licensed for 35 years

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A Board Certified Criminal Attorney with more than 30+ years of proven excellence in the courtroom, Charles A. Banker, III offers individuals and families hope and restoration for their lives in spite of their immediate difficult circumstances. Mr. Banker provides effective legal representation, a personalized approach and individual attention to each case. He is dedicated to the best interest and well-being of those he represents, and with whom he is a true “brother in arms”. With expertise at the State and Federal levels, Mr. Banker offers representation for a broad spectrum of practice areas ranging from white collar fraud to DWI. Additionally, Mr. Banker is fluent in Spanish to assist the needs of Spanish-speaking clients.

Charles A. Banker is committed to reaching the best outcome for each individual. This is the cornerstone of his law practice. Let The Law Office of Charles A. Banker, III make a difference in your life by representing you today.

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Licensed for 35 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1987
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Mcallen Location
Houston Location
405 Main Street
Suite 910
Houston, TX, 77002
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Posted by Mark | May 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer !
Charles Banker III My Hero, My Friend, The Best, and Most Honest Lawyer anyone could ever Dream of or Wish for! As far as I’m concerned, the only thing missing on Charles is a “Cape” over his sharp suit, and his crocodile boots with The Bible under one arm, the Scales of Justice firmly in his hands, and a Halo underneath his cowboy hat! A True Tejano Lawyer. He literally saved my life!!! The United States of America VS. The Republic of Texas; Mark Anthony Hernandez After a Trial that lasted a month and a half - Complete Vindication! INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES!!! Those were the sweetest words I ever read and heard, from all the Media on that day! Needless to say, if you ever find yourself in need of any legal help I highly recommend the Law Offices of Charles Banker III! He will not only be The Best Lawyer, he will also be your Best Advocate, your Spiritual Guide and your Best Friend! I can promise you with all my heart Charles is the most honest and compassionate person you will ever have the privilege of knowing and like me calling him a friend as well! Most Lawyers are all about money I can promise you Charles is not in it for the money. He truly loves to help people and is honest to a fault! You see I was being warned by everyone that going up against the US Government was like in the Bible, A modern day David & Goliath Battle - The Government was going to make an example out of me! They say the odds are heavily against you If you are ever accused and charged with a Federal Crime. The US Federal Court System has a 99% conviction rating! Against all those odds, Charles Banker III was that 1% that fought and won for me my freedom. On March 2, 1998 this one of the Worlds Largest Bank Fraud Cases - 1.8 Billion Dollars. You see my case was not only about Bank Fraud. It was also about a Big Political Movement called The Republic of Texas it was based on Texas History and going up against Big Brother - The United States Government, “The State of Texas”, not mention the Federal Reserve Bank. “The US Government and the Media were practically calling me a Terrorist. Almost Everyone else would call me Crazy, while the few who know History would call me a Revolutionary! “ “The difference between a Patriot and a Treasonous Person depends on the Success of the Campaign” Twenty Years Later - I myself, my beautiful wife, my two sons, two daughters along with my extended family can never thank you enough! Thank You with all my Heart! I owe my Freedom & my Life to You and to God ! My friend - Charles Banker III Sincerely, Mark March 2, 2018 Long Live - The Republic of Texas
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Posted by Erick Herrera | August 13, 2018
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Great lawyer
Mr Banker is a great lawyer, very professional and honest. I was charged with a felony and he helped me to get a misdemeanor. I recommend his services. Mr Banker es un buen abogado, muy professional y honesto. El pelio mi Caso y gracias a El fue reducido . Si tienes un problema criminal se los recomiendo.
Posted by Angela | February 25, 2021
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Excellent attorney!
Mr. Banker throughly explained the case. He takes the time to go over every detail and explains in a mannner that one can understand. He is compasionate and caring. He fights hard to defend our rights.
Posted by Dion | December 16, 2020
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Mr. Banker
He was always checking in oo me. Made sure I was always on time. Got me a great deal, and extremely professional.
Posted by Oscar | September 28, 2018
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Best decision in your life make him your lawyer
Very professional an he tells you how it is no fairytales just results solution , I very happy I hire him for my probation hearing he made things happen by explaining my side of the story like if I told it my case got dimiss .
Posted by Glenn | August 14, 2018
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Guardian angel
Having mr. Banker as my attorney was a confident experience. It was much like having a guardian angel. What he has done for me is unbelievable, now I can move forward with my life. If you are looking for an agent to represent you before court look no further.
Posted by Milady Chapa | May 4, 2018
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Excellent, knowledgeable, pleasant
I was recommended to Mr.Banker, and will recommend him back to others. He resolved my case amazingly and in a great timely manner. He represented me In a criminal case in Houston Texas. I reside in Edinburg Tx it was very convenient for me since he has law firm offices in both city’s . Amazing for when you have questions or need to speak to him in regards of your case. Gave me the best advice and assisted me above extent! God bless Mr.Banker and his outstanding attorney skills.
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Posted by Mark Anthony Hernandez | April 12, 2018
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Republic of Texas
Charles Banker III My Hero, My Friend, The Best, and Most Honest Lawyer anyone could ever Dream of or Wish for! As far as I’m concerned, the only thing missing on Charles is a “Cape” over his sharp suit, and his crocodile boots with The Bible under one arm, the Scales of Justice firmly in his hands, and a Halo underneath his cowboy hat! A True Tejano Lawyer. He literally saved my life!!! The United States of America VS. The Republic of Texas; Mark Anthony Hernandez After a Trial that lasted a month and a half - Complete Vindication! INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES!!! Those were the sweetest words I ever read and heard, from all the Media on that day! Needless to say, if you ever find yourself in need of any legal help I highly recommend the Law Offices of Charles Banker III! He will not only be The Best Lawyer, he will also be your Best Advocate, your Spiritual Guide and your Best Friend! I can promise you with all my heart Charles is the most honest and compassionate person you will ever have the privilege of knowing and like me calling him a friend as well! Most Lawyers are all about money I can promise you Charles is not in it for the money. He truly loves to help people and is honest to a fault! You see I was being warned by everyone that going up against the US Government was like in the Bible, A modern day David & Goliath Battle - The Government was going to make an example out of me! They say the odds are heavily against you If you are ever accused and charged with a Federal Crime. The US Federal Court System has a 99% conviction rating! Against all those odds, Charles Banker III was that 1% that fought and won for me my freedom. On March 2, 1998 this one of the Worlds Largest Bank Fraud Cases - 1.8 Billion Dollars. You see my case was not only about Bank Fraud. It was also about a Big Political Movement called The Republic of Texas it was based on Texas History and going up against Big Brother - The United States Government, “The State of Texas”, not mention the Federal Reserve Bank. “The US Government and the Media were practically calling me a Terrorist. Almost Everyone else would call me Crazy, while the few who know History would call me a Revolutionary! “ “The difference between a Patriot and a Treasonous Person depends on the Success of the Campaign” Twenty Years Later - I myself, my beautiful wife, my two sons, two daughters along with my extended family can never thank you enough! Thank You with all my Heart! I owe my Freedom & my Life to You and to God ! My friend - Charles Banker III Sincerely, Mark Anthony Hernandez March 2, 2018 Long Live - The Republic of Texas
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Posted by Ricardo Pena | November 11, 2017
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500 kilo grams
First of Mr.Banker was able to obtain bail for me in a Federal court,aftr that DEA was harassing my girl friend he put a barrier whr thy couldn't come with in 100 ft. frm me or my family.Once he had all the details of the case ,he already knew hw much time I ws going to do ,more or less.He sat down with me on various ocassions,explaining to me in detail the Federal guidelines,so i can more less understand wht i ws facing with my case: trafficking 500kilo grams or more with intend to distribute in a school zone...once it ws all said and done he asked me questions and he figured out that he can remove all the materials tht were used to conceal the controlled substance and tht would make the dope weight 493kilo grms. Mking it fall under a smaller guide line sentence...with NO COOPERATION WITH U.S. DA office .He explained to me tht I ws looking at 30-36months but tht mapping it all out he told I would only serve 9-14months which is really a slap in the hand .I went to court I ws sentence to 30 months which sure sounded better than 5yrs.well on those 30 he told me ...i will arrange for you to self surrender to a prison close to your family that has a RDAP DRUG PROGRAM...so upon taking this program knocks off 1 yr off your 1st sentence for non violent drug offenders,so out of 30-12=18 And the he said 6months half way house leaves you at 1yr exactly....so all in all I server 1yr...of my sentence incacerated....which is like I said better than a 5yr sentence ,you do the math....I would defiantly recommend his representation to any one facing a state or Federal Drug Offence....
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Posted by Joe Reyna | October 26, 2017
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Mr. Charles Banker, A Man After GOD'S Heart, and A Man who knows and feels the pain of A Father who loves his children!'
Mr. Banker helped me in living a life with my child that for a moment was almost taken from me forever, He stood by me and believed in me the day he met me. A false accusation that could of sentence me to 2-20 years was worked by my lawyer Charles in his efforts of dissecting the evidence that exposed the truth, through his professional experience, he comfort me in being positive, and prayed with me through this unbelievable walk in my life that I wish no man will go through. Mr. Banker was by my side through the whole process in court and he was always alert in letting me know what we needed to do and hit it head on. Our Faith in God and Our Prayers exposed the truth and though at times the wait in seeing my child was painful, I knowing Christ and knowing The Prayer Warrior that Charles Banker was I new that we would get the victory with solid facts that Mr. Banker worked hard to get. In the end,, I as I waited on the day of our court, I never even faced the judge, only because of the evidence that My Great Lawyer Charles Banker had and the Law Agencies that he subpoena, all had evidence that I was innocent, that weekend that followed, I WAS ABLE TO SEE MY CHILD!! A visit that touch my heart beyond any visit I had ever encountered, A hug and a kiss that I had missed for such a long time and a relief of knowing how life can take you away from your love ones. Attorney Charles Banker has since then help several family members and friends, I Look at him as a long time family friend, and I will never forget him, He Truly Is A Man Who HAS GOD IN HIS HEART, and shares it with his clients in listening, comforting, and guiding, and praying, but A MAN who walks tall in Battle and In Peace!! As for me,, “My relationship with God is intimate and personal. The Christian does not go to the temple to worship. The Christian takes the temple with him or her. Jesus lifts us beyond the building and pays the human body the highest compliment by making it His dwelling place, the place where He meets with us. Even today He would overturn the tables of those who make it a marketplace for their own lust, greed, and wealth.” Mr. Charles Banker takes that temple with him everywhere he goes, I know, and you could know too, I recommend him to anyone and everyone, and rest assure you will share your great experience with The Greatest Lawyer you will ever meet!! GOD BLESS!! AND GOD BLESS MR. CHARLES AUGUST BANKER!!!!
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Posted by JuanJose Covarrubia Sr. | October 9, 2017
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Capital murder charge
My son was charge with capital murder, for killing an informant off the law, six men were involved, my son was facing live in prison or to death roll, but Mr Banker started working on the cause, investigating, after about fighting against the prosecutor and the court. The prosecutor offer my 65 years, he sad no, then the charge was changed to murder and offer my son 35years he sad no then they change the charge again to aggravated robbery and offer 15 years my son said no and all this time Mr. Banker was fighting, until Mr. Banker got to where he he wanted. My son was charged with, robbery, and was offer a 10year differ probation and on three years An a half he gos back to court and gets clear from all the rest of the probation. Thank you Mr Banker For helping my son. We love you God bless you and take care.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2017
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Professional, very reasonable and a man with integrity
I hired Mr.Banker to represent me in court, for my Public Intoxication case. He was reasonable and professional when discussing the case and the fee. When we were attending the court, the state already filed a motion to dismiss my case. He offered to count the fee towards the expunging the record of this issue. That shows his integrity. I am glad, I approached him.
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Posted by Juan | March 15, 2017
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Highly skilled attorney in jury trial
I was charged with capital murder back in 2013 after Mr.banker took me out with his signature bond we went to court got me 10 yrs deferred probation and resecently I've picked up about 4misdimeneior and hes inttellegence doesn't let me get revoke I really recommend this highly skilled attorney in federal and state cases
Posted by Christian | October 10, 2016
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Great Lawyer
Charles Banker was such a blessing to me and my family. After I wasted thousands of dollars with another lawyer I hired Charles and right away went to work and in one day did more then my first lawyer did in 10 months. It was a long fight but i felt secure having Charles backing me up and fighting for me. At the end I was looking at anywhere from 15 yrs to 99 yrs in prison and throught his hard work and the Grace of God my case got dismissed, I can breathe again and live my life. Thanks alot and God Bless You Mr. Banker.
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Posted by abran faz | December 22, 2015
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FREEDOM is good!!!!
Like I said freedom is if it wouldn't have been for Mr. Banker and his firm I wouldn't be free right now. I'm able to keep working and taking care of my family thanks to all of his hard work. I greatly appreciate everything he's done and I highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Charles A. Banker, III
  • 1987 - Present

Education

  • Rice University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1986
  • Law School: University of Houston
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Regent College
  • MA - Masters
  • 1982
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980
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Associations

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hidalgo County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American College of Barristers
  • Barrister
  • N/A
  • State Bar College
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Hidalgo County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1996 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Final Argument
  • 1998

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Charles Banker since we started law school at the University of Houston Law Center in 1982. I have also consulted with Mr. Banker on cases in the Valley and many cases in the Greater Houston area for many years. His insight and knowledge of the law have proven to be an asset to my practice. I would highly recommend Mr. Banker to handle any criminal law matter."
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Mcallen Federal crime Lawyer Charles August Banker III
Charles August Banker III
Federal crime Attorney
Mcallen, TX
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation