Oxnard police arrested a man for sex crimes related to a Simi Valley burglary. According to police, the man attempted to break into the home of a Simi Valley woman. He attempted to restrain the woman with duct tape, but she fought him off.
The man fled the apartment, but police collected physical evidence at the scene. They later matched the evidence to a known parolee. Police arrested the man and held him on a parole violation. Prosecutors subsequently filed charges of first degree residential burglary. He also faces charges of burglary with intent to commit sexual assault.
The man remains in custody on a $110,000 bond. He appeared in court earlier this week on the charges.
Simi Valley sex crimes attorney
If you’re facing sex crimes charges in Ventura County, your first move should be to hire an experienced sex crimes attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively for nearly 35 years. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
A sex crimes conviction can literally follow you around for life in California. California is one of four states that requires lifetime registration for sex offense convictions. Being on the state’s sex offender registry can limit employment and housing options following your release.
In addition, felony convictions can put you in jeopardy of Three Strikes penalties. In California, repeat felony convictions can result in longer sentences, or even lifetime incarceration. Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney. Instead, work with an attorney who will fight aggressively for you in court.
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 sex crimes case.
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