Ventura Vehicle Theft Leads To Woman's Arrest
Ventura Vehicle Theft Leads To Woman’s Arrest
A 45-year old Ventura woman was arrested for vehicle theft earlier this month. Ventura police were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance. As police arrived, they saw Oak View resident Lacy Green leaving the area in a Honda minivan.

Vehicle theft arrest leads to drug possession charges


When police contacted Green later, they discovered that the minivan had recently been the subject of a vehicle theft report from Oak View. The police arrested Green and determined that she was also in possession of a controlled substance at the time of her arrest. She was booked into the Ventura County Jail on vehicle theft and drug possession charges.

If you’ve been arrested in Ventura County for a serious felony like vehicle theft, or are facing additional charges for drug possession, you need the assistance of an experienced Ventura criminal defense attorney. Robert Helfend has established an excellent reputation as a criminal defense attorney in Ventura County. He is diligent and aggressive in the defense of his clients’ rights.

When you hire Robert Helfend to defend you, you get more than just the name on the door. Unlike some other criminal defense attorneys, Robert Helfend handles each client case personally, so you can always be certain that you are receiving the full benefit of his extensive criminal defense experience. Your case will never be referred to a junior attorney or an associate.

Felony convictions have serious consequences in California. Repeat convictions can put your long-term freedom at risk through California’s Three Strikes Law. That’s why you need a criminal defense attorney who will work aggressively to get serious felony charges like vehicle theft reduced or dropped altogether.

A courtroom is no place to take a chance on inexperience. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County vehicle theft case.
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Ventura burglary suspect arrested
Ventura burglary suspect arrested
A 29 year-old Ventura man was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary after a record store was burglarized on Christmas Day. Ventura police responded to an alarm at Salzer’s Records on Valentine Road in Ventura on Friday morning. Initially, there were no signs of a disturbance, so police thought it was a false alarm. When employees returned to work on Saturday, they discovered the burglary and called police to the scene again.

Employees gave description of burglary suspect


Inside the store, employees discovered that a number of display cases had been damaged and several items had been taken in the burglary. Using surveillance footage from the store’s security system, employees were able to give a description of the burglary suspect. Later that morning, Ventura police located Torin Davey of Ventura in a nearby fast-food restaurant. Davey had some of the missing items from the burglary in his possession at the time of his arrest.

If you’ve been arrested for burglary, robbery or theft, Ventura criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend can help. Robert Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense in Ventura County and has established a reputation as a tough, hard-working and aggressive defense attorney.

When you work with the Law Offices of Robert M. Helfend, you get the man whose name is on the door. Mr.Helfend himself will manage your burglary case from start to finish. This level of service distinguishes Mr. Helfend from other, larger criminal defense attorneys, who may pass your case along to less experienced staff lawyers. When you hire Mr. Helfend, he will work with you directly to develop a solid defense strategy for your burglary case.

Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County burglary case.

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Sexual Assault Charge For Ventura Man
Sexual Assault Charge For Ventura Man
A 41-year old Ventura man was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a minor. Edward Joseph Rosales was accused of rape by force, lewd conduct with a child under 14 and displaying harmful matter to a minor. Deputies executed search warrants at Rosales’ place of business, Ventura Photographix, as well as his home. He was taken into custody at that time.

Sexual assault victim knew defendant


Police were notified of the assault on December 9, but did not say when or where the assault took place. The victim was acquainted with Rosales from modeling work she had performed for him previously. Rosales was booked into the Ventura County Jail and was given a $750,000 bond.

If you’ve been arrested for sexual assault, you should know that the courts view sexual assault as an extremely serious offense. Prosecutors and judges want to make an example of those who are convicted of sexual assault, and they want to assign as much prison time as possible to those who are convicted. Without an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, you risk facing the stiffest possible sentence without receiving due consideration of the circumstances of your case.

Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer and he knows that even the most heinous allegations of sexual assault against a minor don’t mean that a defendant is guilty. Mr. Helfend forces prosecutors to prove their case beyond any reasonable doubt, because he fights hard for his clients in court.

Prosecutors work especially hard to get convictions against adults who commit crimes against children. They are often under enormous pressure from parents and the community to convict a defendant, even when the evidence doesn’t support the charges. That’s why it’s critical to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney when you’ve been accused of sexual assault involving a minor. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you disprove false accusations, and get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether.

Don’t wait! Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County sexual assault case.

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Ventura Attempted Murder Charge
Ventura Attempted Murder Charge
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lompoc man in connection with an attempted murder in Camarillo last week. Deputies were called to a location in Camarillo to investigate a stabbing. When they arrived, they discovered a male victim with numerous stab wounds to his head and neck. The victim, who suffered serious injuries, was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Attempted murder suspect has no ties to Ventura County


Deputies discovered evidence at the crime scene that allowed them to identify 32 year-old Bobby Arellano, of Lompoc, as a suspect in the attempted murder. Deputies later located Arellano at an address in Lompoc and arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder. The crime occurred in Arellano’s vehicle while the pair was traveling on Highway 101. Following the investigation, deputies determined that neither the victim nor the suspect has ties to Camarillo or Ventura County. Arellano was arraigned on attempted murder charges and is being held in lieu of a $550,000 bond.
If you’ve been arrested on attempted murder charges in Ventura County, you need the assistance of an experienced and resourceful criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively for more than 30 years, and takes the toughest attempted murder cases in Ventura County. Attempted murder convictions can lead to significant prison sentences, and also jeopardize your freedom under California’s Three Strikes Law.
Judges and prosecutors in Ventura County know Mr. Helfend as an enthusiastic and spirited criminal defense attorney, who fights tirelessly for his clients’ rights. Experience is essential in an attempted murder defense, and you risk everything by working with an inexperienced criminal defense attorney. If you’re facing an attempted murder charge in Los Angeles, don’t wait! Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County attempted murder case.

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Moorpark Drug Arrest Nets Five
Moorpark Drug Arrest Nets Five
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reported that they made a drug arrest involving three Simi Valley residents and two Thousand Oaks residents last week. Narcotics officers had been investigating Jose Melgoza, who was suspected of selling heroin and methamphetamine to buyers throughout Ventura County. As Melgoza was leaving a business in Moorpark, detectives arrested him on an outstanding warrant. He was in possession of several grams of heroin, packaged for individual sale, at the time of his arrest. During a search of his vehicle, detectives also recovered a handgun and ammunition, as well as prescription drugs.

One drug arrest leads to four others


While Jose Melgoza was being arrested, his brother, Agustin arrived on the scene. Deputies made a second drug arrest of Agustin Melgoza on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. While deputies were searching the Melgoza residence, they seized more than a pound of suspected marijuana. While they were conducting the search, three other individuals known to the Melgoza brothers arrived on the scene. Deputies made a drug arrest of Kristy Parks on an outstanding drug warrant. They also arrested Vanessa Martinez and Matthew Baake for drug possession .

Following his drug arrest, Jose Melgoza was subsequently charged with possession for sales of a controlled substance, person armed with a firearm during the commission of a felony, felon in possession of a firearm and a felon in possession of ammunition.

If you’ve been the subject of a Ventura drug arrest, Ventura criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend can help. Robert Helfend is a noted, experienced criminal defense attorney who takes drug arrest cases in Ventura County. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of drug arrest experience in criminal defense in Ventura County, and can defend you in court.

Mr. Helfend has established a reputation as a bold defender and will work to have the charges from your drug arrest reduced or dropped. Having an experienced Ventura criminal defense attorney by your side in court is your best possible defense strategy when fighting a drug arrest. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County drug arrest case.
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Criminal Threats Charges For Port Hueneme Juvenile
Criminal Threats Charges For Port Hueneme Juvenile
A 17 year-old Port Hueneme girl was arrested for Internet crimes making criminal threats, after posting her intention to shoot up Camarillo High School last week. A number of Camarillo High School students saw the post and reported it to Ventura County police agencies. The girl, who does not attend Camarillo High School, was arrested the morning after the threats were published. When talking to investigators, she said she was just joking. Prosecutors filed charges of making criminal threats against the girl anyway.

Criminal Threats Charges Have Other Consequences


In California, making criminal threats can be prosecuted as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Depending upon how this charge is prosecuted and the circumstances of your criminal threats case, the outcome can be impacted by California’s Three Strikes Law. Since the consequences of the Three Strikes Law are exceptionally serious, it is critical that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you against criminal threats charges. A person’s age doesn’t necessarily protect them against the full consequences of the law, because juveniles in their late teens can be charged as adults, receive adult convictions and get adult sentences.

If you’ve been arrested for making criminal threats, Robert Helfend.. Mr. Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively in Southern California courts for more than 30 years. He takes criminal threats cases as well as other Internet crimes cases in Ventura County.

Mr. Helfend works diligently to help the courts determine the true circumstances of his clients’ cases. In the case of criminal threats, zealous prosecutors often overreact and press forward when an accused person had no serious intentions of acting on statements made in person or online.

Mr. Helfend will never judge you based upon what you’ve been charged with. Instead, he will work with you to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County criminal threats case.

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Thousand Oaks Burglary Suspects Arrested
Thousand Oaks Burglary Suspects Arrested
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of two Los Angeles men in connection with at least one commercial burglary in Thousand Oaks. The men, Dominique Lewis, 24, and Thurman Sutton, 28, were arrested following a burglary at the Latino Market on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Police believe that the men are also responsible for a series of restaurant, gas station and retail burglaries. While the men only got $4 in the burglary that led to their arrest, a previous burglary at the Latino Market netted the thieves $30,000.

Burglary suspects arrested with cash, items from store

Police were alerted to the early-morning burglary at the Latino Market, and were able to develop a description of the suspects’ vehicle. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies spotted a vehicle matching the description and attempted to make a traffic stop, but the pair fled. During the chase, the suspects crashed into a fence. Three or four people exited the vehicle. Deputies were able to arrest one man at the scene. A second person was arrested near a teen center by the crash site. A safe and money were found in the vehicle, and the men who were arrested were each carrying large sums of cash. Both men are affiliated with a Los Angeles gang. Both men were booked on charges of suspicion of commercial burglary, hit-and-run, evading and resisting arrest, and received bonds of $60,000 to $80,000.

If you’ve been arrested for burglary, robbery, or grand theft, Ventura criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend. is ready to help you defend yourself in court. Mr. Helfend is an experienced, energetic criminal defense attorney who has worked in Ventura County courts for more than 30 years. It takes more than experience to win cases, but Mr. Helfend will provide a diligent burglary defense on your behalf and will work to get the burglary and other charges against you reduced or dropped.

When you’ve run into legal trouble in Ventura County, you can’t do better than to hire the best criminal defense attorney to represent you. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County burglary case.

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DUI Charge In Ventura Crash
DUI Charge In Ventura Crash
A Ventura jury convicted an Anaheim man of DUI, and causing great bodily injury while driving with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08. Dean Kellum Louer, 54, crashed into another motorist on the shoulder of Highway 101 in Ventura County. Following the crash, Louer put his vehicle in reverse and struck the other motorist, who was standing behind Louer’s vehicle on the shoulder. The victim was knocked into a culvert and sustained serious physical injuries.

DUI convictions can be expensive


When he was arrested, Louer had a blood alcohol content of 0.18. He was also convicted of driving without a license. He will be sentenced in January, and faces up to 6 years in prison. If you’ve been arrested on suspicion of DUI, Robert Helfend. can help. DUI charges in Ventura can produce serious, long-lasting and expensive Mr. Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively and has more than 30 years of experience in providing effective defense in Ventura County DUI cases.

When you are facing a DUI charge with special circumstances, there is no better strategy than having an experienced DUI attorney beside you in court. When you hire Robert Hefend to represent you, you’ll get an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight purposefully and fairly for your rights and freedoms. Mr. Helfend will always work to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. He has the legal and medical expertise you need to defend yourself against these serious DUI accusations.

A conviction on DUI charges can lead to a prison term or a county jail sentence, fines and court costs, probation, restricted or suspended driving privileges, increased insurance costs, insurance cancellation and civil liabilities, in addition to potential loss of employment and financial hardship for yourself and your family. Before you go into court on a DUI charge, you owe it to yourself to see what a difference a dynamic, experienced DUI attorney can make. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County DUI case.

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Assault Charges For Ventura Man
Assault Charges For Ventura Man
A Ventura man was arrested for assault, after allegedly assaulting a woman with his cane while the pair waited at a Ventura bus stop. Police responded to a complaint of two people fighting at the bus depot on Telegraph Road just after noon on Saturday. The female victim, who is homeless, was hit in the head with the man’s cane. Police arrested Mark Lemmon, 55, of Ventura and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon.

Assault Can Be Prosecuted As A Felony or Misdemeanor


In California, assault with a deadly weapon can be prosecuted as a felony or as a misdemeanor. How you are charged depends upon the facts of your case. Additional penalties can apply if you used a firearm to commit the assault, or if you assaulted a police officer or firefighter.

A felony conviction for assault can also be considered a “strike” under California’s Three Strikes Law. Three felony convictions under this law can require the judge to sentence you to life in prison.

If a prosecutor in Ventura County intends to try you for assault, Robert Helfend., a recognized, experienced criminal defense attorney in Ventura can help you prepare a successful criminal defense. Mr. Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively. He has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience in the Ventura County and courts in surrounding counties. He can defend against assault charges, even when you and others believe that the prosecutor’s case against you is solid.

Mr. Helfend has established a reputation as a fighter for his clients’ rights, and will work hard to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. He will work to ensure that you are vigorously defended in court. His goal is to get the best possible outcome under the unique circumstances of each case.

When you’ve been charged with a criminal offense like assault, don’t settle for anything less than the best! Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County assault case.

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Sexual Assault Charge for Ventura Man
Sexual Assault Charge for Ventura Man
Matthew Boyd, 41, of Ventura was arrested after having been accused of inappropriate sexual contact involving a minor. The victim reported that Boyd touched her in a sexual way. Detectives investigated the incident and spoke with several other minors who indicated that Boyd had also molested them. One victim, who is now an adult, reported that Boyd had assaulted her in 2006, when she was a minor.

Police seek additional sexual assault victims

Ventura police contacted Boyd, who turned himself in. He has been charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, lewd conduct with a child under 14 and lewd conduct with a child age 14-15. Ventura police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify more potential victims. All of the victims in this case identified Boyd as their attacker. How Boyd came in contact with the victims is not known.

If you’ve been arrested for sexual assault, or sex crimes that involved an underage victim, Ventura criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend can defend you in court. Mr. Helfend specializes exclusively in criminal defense and takes difficult felony cases, including sexual assault and sex crimes against children.

Mr. Helfend will not judge you based upon what you’ve been accused of and will fight aggressively to get the sexual assault charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. Mr. Helfend is known in Ventura County courts for his aggressive defense style. He also offers more than 30 years of criminal defense experience in Southern California.

When you’ve been accused of a serious felony like sexual assault, hire an experienced, aggressive and successful criminal defense attorney. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County sexual assault case.

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