A Ventura man will spend the next eight years in prison for
theft. Police arrested him and charged him with grand theft after a resident found the suspect in his car.
In August, a Ventura resident called police to report that he had seen his stolen car parked nearby. Officers responded to the scene and saw the suspect leaving the area. Police conducted a traffic stop and arrested the man.
According to the victim, he left his car keys in a backpack at State Beach Park. When he returned to his belongings, he noticed that his keys were missing. He also discovered that his car had been stolen from the park. The man found his car the next day in another section of Ventura. When police arrested the suspect and removed him from the car, they found additional items belonging to the victim.
They booked the man into the Ventura County Jail for stealing the car, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property. Following the conclusion of the judicial process, the man was found guilty and a judge sentenced him to eight years in state prison.
Ventura theft lawyer
When you face criminal charges in Ventura, hire an experienced theft lawyer like Robert Helfend. Theft charges can result in significant prison sentences, especially if you already have a felony conviction history.
The state’s Three Strikes Law can extend your sentence for a conviction on a subsequent felony. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney working on your case. Avoiding repeat felony convictions can be key to avoiding the possibility of lifetime incarceration in the future.
Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney or one who won’t fight 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 theft case.
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