An Oxnard couple will spend 14 months in the Ventura County Jail for CalFresh and SNAP benefits fraud. Between January 2012 and October 2014, the couple exchanged their CalFresh and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for cash. Authorities arrested the couple as part of an investigation into store owners who participated in the scheme.
In addition to the 14-month jail sentence, the couple will also have to complete 34 months of supervised release. They will also repay more than $107,000 in restitution and fines. The restitution includes a 10% interest penalty on the restitution order.
Oxnard Fraud Lawyer
When you face charges for fraudulent activity, hire an experienced fraud lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense. He takes cases in any federal circuit in the United States. He also takes criminal cases in Ventura County and Southern California.
Mr. Helfend manages each case personally, so you’ll work directly with him on your defense. Personal service is a primary advantage of working with him. He takes the time to get to know you, and the details of your circumstances.
His first priority is eliminating or reducing the charges against you. In California, this is exceptionally important. The state’s Three Strikes Law means that an accumulation of felony convictions can work against you. Conviction for a third, violent felony can put you in prison for the rest of your life.
Working with an experienced, aggressive lawyer can make a major difference in the outcome of your case. When your freedom is at stake, your best defense strategy is to work with a dedicated criminal defense attorney. Don’t attempt to defend yourself, and don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do.
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 fraud case.
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