Identity Theft Suspect Nabbed After Chase
Identity Theft Suspect Nabbed After Chase
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A Newbury Park man was arrested in Simi Valley, following a police chase that ended when the suspect, Joshua Nation, 34, lost control of his car and crashed into a wall. A female passenger in the vehicle escaped. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Nation fled. Nation was the subject of an arrest warrant for identity theft and domestic violence.

Nation fled the VCSO deputies, and they pursued him for a short distance. Nation’s vehicle was traveling in excess of 70 m.p.h., when the deputies discontinued their pursuit. Shortly thereafter, Nation collided with the wall and fled the vehicle. Nation was located in a yard, following a search by deputies in the department’s helicopter, and canine units from the Simi Valley Police Department.

In addition to the ID theft and domestic violence charges, Nation now faces additional charges, including evading arrest, hit-and-run and resisting arrest.

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Identity theft has received a growing amount of attention, both at the federal and state levels. In California, the number of individuals charged with ID theft is increasing, following the effective decriminalization of a number of drug-related crimes. Prosecutors may be pursuing ID theft charges as a way to compensate for decreased penalties for certain non-violent crimes. If you’re charged with ID theft, you need the assistance of an experienced, aggressive identity theft lawyer like Robert Helfend.

Mr. Helfend has practiced criminal defense in Southern California, including Ventura County, for more than 30 years, and handles each case personally. Nothing replaces experience! If you’re facing identity theft charges, don’t wait to act and don’t attempt to defend yourself.

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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