Police arrested a Los Angeles Rams defensive end on suspicion of theft and a weapons charge. According to police, they stopped the man for speeding on Interstate 5. During the traffic stop, police discovered a loaded gun in his vehicle.
Bakersfield authorities reported the gun as stolen in 2009. The District Attorney’s Office charged him with receiving stolen property, carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a stolen loaded firearm, grand theft and possession of a high-capacity magazine. At the time of his arrest, the gun had 13 rounds in its magazine. The Los Angeles Rams recently signed him to a contract extension through 2018. He remains with the team, and is free on a $55,000 bond.
Los Angeles theft lawyer
Theft charges can have a significant impact on your life. Prosecutors can bring these charges as misdemeanors or felonies, based on the value of the stolen property. When a California case involves a vehicle or a firearm, prosecutors use the grand theft statute, regardless of value. When you’re facing serious felony charges, your first move should be to hire an experienced theft lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience and takes criminal defense cases exclusively.
Felony convictions can impact your ability to work, and lawfully carry weapons. In California, felony convictions can also put you at risk of longer sentences, or even lifetime incarceration. The state’s Three Strike’s Law prescribes increasingly severe penalties for repeat felony convictions. Avoiding felony convictions is essential to ensuring your long-term freedom in this state.
Don’t settle for attorneys that won’t fight for your rights, and don’t work with an attorney who doesn’t want to defend you in court. Instead, 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 theft case.
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