Ventura police arrested a man accused of sex crimes related to a 2016 assault. According to police, a woman reported a sexual assault in September 2016. She said that a man assaulted her at a local motel while she was intoxicated.
Detectives went to the motel, and began their investigation. They collected a DNA sample and conducted interviews regarding the assault. The woman identified the suspect, so police interviewed him at that time. The police recently received the results of the DNA analysis, and presented the evidence to the District Attorney.
The District Attorney’s Office filed charges in the case, and sought a warrant for the man’s arrest. Police located the suspect and arrested him two days later. He faces a single count of felony sexual assault of an intoxicated person. A Ventura County judge released the man on a $100,000 bond, but he will appear in court again on December 29.
Ventura sex crimes lawyer
When you face sexual assault charges, your first move should be to hire an experienced sex crimes lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense, and takes cases in Ventura County.
His first priority will be to get your charges reduced or dropped. In California, this is especially important, given the state’s Three Strikes Law. Repeat felony convictions can result in significantly longer sentences. Conviction for a third, violent felony can lead to lifetime incarceration.
Sex crimes convictions carry a special stigma of their own. Even after a person has completed his or her sentence, they must register as a sex offender, often for life. This label will follow a person around, no matter where they move. Convicted sex offenders face continuous compliance checks, harassment and embarrassment due to registration requirements.
Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney when the stakes are this high.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 sex crimes case.
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