Police arrested a Los Angeles man for the
theft of 800 pounds of lemons. According to police in Riverside County, an officer conducted a traffic stop. Inside the car, he discovered the enormous load of recently picked fruit.
Police arrested the suspect, a 69-year-old resident of Los Angeles. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office reports that has an active investigation into agricultural thefts. Deputies confiscated the stolen fruit, but did not indicate that they suspected the man in any other cases. They released the suspect on a $10,000 bond.
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Mr. Helfend has established a reputation as an aggressive, thorough criminal defense attorney, and will fight for your rights. His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible, he will work toward the best possible resolution for your case.
Avoiding felony convictions in California is important, given the state’s Three Strikes Law. A history of felony convictions can result in lengthened sentences, or even a life sentence, depending on your circumstances.
Felony convictions are exceptionally risky in California. While sentencing guidelines establish a set punishment for a conviction, the Three Strikes Law extends the sentence for repeat convictions. In addition to longer sentences, other sanctions – like fines – also increase. A third conviction for a violent felony can result in a life sentence, even for non-capital offenses.
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