A Las Vegas woman was arrested and charged with arson after police say she set her former boyfriend’s car on fire. Police were called to a Ventura home in response to a disorderly conduct complaint, but when they arrived, the woman, identified as Jacqueline Zavala-Lopez was no longer at the home. While officers were talking to the former boyfriend, he received a text message from Zavala-Lopez, instructing him to check his car. At that time, officers discovered the car ablaze and contacted the Ventura Fire Department for assistance. Officers asked the boyfriend to attempt to convince Zavala-Lopez to meet him to discuss the situation, which he did. Officers spotted Zavala-Lopez near downtown Ventura and arrested her.
Arson charges can lead to long prison terms
Arson is a serious crime in California and can lead to long prison sentences. In addition, all forms of arson qualify as a “strike” in terms of California’s Three Strikes Law. Additional serious felony convictions can lead to lifetime imprisonment under this law. Because an arson conviction can lead to this consequence, it’s very important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side in court.
Robert Helfend is an experienced criminal defense attorney who takes arson defense cases in Ventura County. His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. If that’s not possible, he will work to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your arson case.
Mr. Helfend handles each case personally, so you will get the full benefit of his extensive criminal defense experience. He will not pass your arson case along to less experienced attorneys, as sometimes happens in larger criminal defense practices.
Don’t risk your freedom on inexperience. 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 arson case.
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