Oxnard police arrested two men on suspicion of felony identity theft last week. Police responded to an early-morning call for an auto theft in progress. They found two men matching the suspect description in another vehicle.
Inside the men’s vehicle, police found stolen property from the burglarized vehicle. They also found personally identifying information for an unrelated person, and methamphetamine. One of the men remains jailed on $65,000 bail and will return to court on August 15. He faces misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and petty theft of lost property. In addition, he faces a charge of receiving stolen property under $950. He also faces two felony counts of identity theft with a prior conviction.
Prosecutors charged the other man with two felonies, including attempted grand theft auto, attempted unlawful taking of a vehicle. They also charged him with misdemeanor possession of burglary tools, identity theft and petty theft. He will appear in court for a preliminary exam on August 15.
Oxnard Identity Theft Attorney
Identity theft can be a serious charge, and repeated convictions can lead to longer sentences. Therefore, you need the assistance of an experienced identity theft attorney like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend practices criminal defense exclusively and has provided excellent counsel and representation to Californians for nearly 35 years. He knows what it takes to defend the rights and freedoms of his clients.
Mr. Helfend’s first priority will be getting charges against you reduced or dropped. That’s because repeated felony convictions earn longer sentences, or even life imprisonment. California’s Three Strikes Law imposes increasingly longer sentences on repeat felony offenders. To avoid a devastating incarceration, your lawyer must work to reduce or eliminate felony charges.
Don’t hire an attorney who won’t fight for your rights. Instead, work with an experienced attorney when you face criminal charges.
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 identity theft case.
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