A homeless Los Angeles man admitted a theft operation to police following his arrest last month. Police responded to a shoplifting report last month and discovered the 28-year-old suspect. During his arrest, police located a number of stolen credit cards belonging to other people. They also found drug paraphernalia.
The man admitted to police that he and his girlfriend frequently shoplifted to support their drug habits. According to the man, he found the credit cards at a homeless encampment where the pair was staying. Police arrested the pair. The man faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and fraudulent possession of credit cards. Police later released the female suspect without charging her.
South Pasadena theft lawyer
Theft cases aren’t always straightforward. When you face charges for stealing, hire an experienced theft lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in courtroom defense. He takes theft cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Your best defense strategy involves working with an experienced, aggressive defense lawyer. Mr. Helfend manages every case personally, so you will always work with him on your case. He does not judge clients based on the charges against them. Instead, he works hard to provide an exceptional defense.
The severity of the charges against you will depend upon the circumstances of your case. It is critical that you avoid accumulating felony convictions in California. The state’s Three Strikes Law means that a history of felony convictions will produce progressively more harsh penalties. A third conviction for a “violent” felony can result in lifetime incarceration. The best way to defend yourself, and to navigate the justice system is by relying on an experienced attorney.
Don’t risk your freedom on an inexperienced attorney and don’t attempt to represent yourself in court. 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 fraud case.
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