Three known gang members were arrested earlier this month after police in Covina discovered the trio in a stolen car. In addition to recovering the car, police also found a small amount of methamphetamine, and a handgun. The three have been charged with auto theft, drug possession, and a weapon charge.
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The trio was arrested by police who were in the area as part of a focused increase in police patrols. The police noted the car had no license plates and a bullet hole in the driver’s door. Police stopped the vehicle and arrested all three occupants, who all have prior gang-related arrests. The vehicle was impounded, after having been reported stolen in Las Vegas. Methamphetamine was found inside the vehicle, and police also found a loaded handgun in the engine compartment.
If you’ve been accused of grand theft, drug possession or other charges in Los Angeles, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help. Robert Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California courts for more than 30 years and takes auto theft cases. He also has significant experience as a drug possession attorney.
Penalties for crimes like grand theft depend upon the circumstances of the crime, whether or not other crimes were also committed at the time, and the dollar value of the theft. You may also face additional three strikes charges, depending upon any prior criminal history. That’s why having an experienced auto theft attorney is the best possible defense strategy you can employ.
Don’t take your chances in court alone, and don’t count on an inexperienced criminal defense attorney. Hire an attorney who will handle your case personally, and who will be with you throughout the judicial process.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County grand theft case.
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