Ventura Police arrested two suspects for weapons offenses and identity theft. The arrested man will return to court next week for arraignment on weapons offenses. He remains jailed on a $130,000 bond.
Police arrested the female suspect, but later released her without charges due to overcrowding at the jail. Initially, they arrested her on suspicion of possessing burglary tools and identity theft.
According to police, they were searching for an unrelated subject when they encountered the man and woman near the beach. Police recognized the pair as being wanted in a different investigation.
The man initially fled the scene, dropping the backpack he had been carrying. Police chased the man, and arrested him. Following his arrest, police determined that he possessed burglary tools. They also searched the backpack and discovered a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition. The man also faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon in a different incident.
The female suspect, who is 21, has a history of minor criminal offenses dating back to 2016.
Ventura Identity Theft Attorney
When you face charges for identity related crimes, hire an experienced identity theft attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Police have a special interest in identity theft cases because they often lead to other more serious crimes. Prosecutors can charge theft of identity as a felony or a misdemeanor. Additionally, this crime is both a state and federal offense. That’s why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney representing you in court. Identity theft can lead to prison sentences and can subject you to other, more serious charges.
Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney, and don’t attempt to represent yourself in court. Find out what a difference experienced, professional representation 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 identity theft case.
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