A former Santa Paula resident was extradited from Mexico to face charges in a 1993 Ventura murder . Prosecutors allege that Mexican national Everardo Meza Alamillo killed Adriana Castanon Meza and Armando Cauich, his former wife and her boyfriend in October 1993. He was indicted by a grand jury in August 1994, but fled to Mexico to avoid arrest.
Work with an experienced murder attorney
Murder is the most serious criminal charge you can face in California. Your life is literally on the line. A homicide conviction in California can result in the death penalty, or in lifetime incarceration with or without parole. You need an experienced murder attorney who will defend you aggressively in court.
A homicide defense is exceptionally difficult and requires the assistance of an attorney who will do what it takes to help you avoid conviction. No one wants to see a person “get away with murder” but it is a shocking crime and people are often anxious for a quick resolution.
This desire to make an arrest in a homicide case often leads to investigative mistakes, and it can entice the police and prosecutors to overlook conflicting testimony of witnesses, evidence that favors the defendant and the forensic facts of the case. Sometimes, prosecutors are in such a hurry to get a conviction – any conviction – that the cannot or will not admit that a person has been incorrectly accused.
You need a murder attorney who understands the peril you are in. You need an attorney who will examine the evidence and fight aggressively when the evidence doesn’t support the prosecutor’s accusations. Sometimes, the only way to avoid a homicide conviction is through the unswerving actions of a dedicated criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. When your life is on the line, nothing is more valuable than the experience of your murder attorney.
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 Santa Paula homicide case.
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