Four Oxnard teens were arrested and charged with grand theft and conspiracy to commit grand theft. One of the teens was also charged with possession of a loaded firearm. Another of the group was charged with hit and run.
Oxnard residents Bryan Penny, Jermiah Carr and Kevin Hlyt, all 18 years of age and a juvenile female were arrested following a traffic stop near the Macy’s store on South Mills Road. Macy’s store personnel called the Ventura Police Department to report the loss of a large amount of clothing. The juvenile, who was driving the suspects’ vehicle, hit two parked cars as they left the store parking lot. A Ventura police officer located and stopped the car. Officers located the stolen merchandise in the vehicle. One of the suspects also had a small caliber handgun hidden in his shoe. The three males were booked into the Ventura County Jail. The female was released to the custody of her parents.
Hire an experienced grand theft attorney
Penalties depend upon the facts of a case. The dollar value of the loss plays an important role in how an accusation of theft is charges. Other factors include other crimes that may have been committed at the same time. Navigating California’s criminal code is complex; that’s why you need an experienced grand theft attorney like Robert Helfend.
Felony convictions in California are always dangerous because they can put you in danger of accumulating “strikes” under California’s onerous Three Strikes Law. Each conviction can move you closer to lifetime incarceration – a tragic consequence of this well-meaning but misguided law.
If you’ve been accused of stealing something, hire an experienced grand theft attorney to defend you in court. Robert Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively in Ventura County and throughout Southern California courts for more than 30 years.
Don’t take your chances in court alone, and don’t count on an inexperienced criminal defense attorney. Find out why experience makes a difference.
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 grand theft case.
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