Oxnard police arrested five suspects in a theft sting. According to police, they conducted undercover surveillance of an Oxnard Wal-Mart over the course of nine hours. Store employees signaled officers who were waiting outside of the store, when they saw an incident occur. Officers arrested the five individuals once they exited the store with stolen merchandise.
All five people detained reside in Oxnard. Four people will face criminal charges. Police arrested the fifth person on outstanding warrants. In addition to shoplifting charges, two of the five people also face drug charges.
Oxnard theft lawyer
When you’re facing theft charges, your first move should be to hire an experienced Oxnard theft lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of criminal courtroom defense experience. He knows what it takes to successfully defend clients in court.
Mr. Helfend takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. He will fight aggressively to protect your rights and freedoms. His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. When that’s not a possibility, he will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Theft charges can either be misdemeanors or felonies in California, depending upon the circumstances of the case. The value of the property in question also plays some role in determining how the prosecutor charges a case.
An aggressive attorney will fight to get felony charges eliminated or reduced. The State’s Three Strikes Law imposes additional penalties for repeat felony convictions. In addition, a violent felony conviction could land you in prison for life!
Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney, an unprepared attorney, or one who won’t defend 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 theft case.
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