A Ventura woman will spend eight years and four months in prison for vehicular manslaughter. In addition, the woman pleaded guilty to possession of a forged driver license and misdemeanor identity theft. The identity charges were unrelated to the vehicular manslaughter case.
According to prosecutors, the woman was driving while intoxicated. She left the roadway adjacent to the Ventura County Government Complex. The woman struck a pedestrian on the sidewalk who later died of her injuries. According to police, the driver briefly stopped after striking the woman, then fled the scene of the accident. Investigators located the driver and determined that she had operated the vehicle while under the influence of drugs. The accident occurred on April 25, 2017 just prior to 8:00 AM.
In addition to those charges, the woman also pleaded guilty to failing to appear in court while on bail.
Ventura Identity Theft Attorney
When you face criminal charges that include identity 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.
Identity crimes are of interest to investigators because they often lead to other, more serious charges. Prosecutors can charge identity theft as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The crime is also a federal offense. How and where you face charges will depend upon the circumstances of your case.
Mr. Helfend manages every case personally, so you will always work directly with him on your case. He does not refer cases to less experienced attorneys, as can happen in larger law firms. Your case will receive his full attention.
Don’t entrust your freedom to an inexperienced attorney, and don’t attempt to represent 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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