A traffic stop in Pasadena led to the arrests of three people suspected of identity theft. Police conducted the stop after noting that the suspect vehicle had no license plates.
After stopping the vehicle, police discovered that the car was stolen. When they searched the vehicle, they found a collection of documents and equipment associated with identity theft. They included falsified tax returns, credit card readers and identity documents with the names of individuals.
Police arrested two Duarte residents and a Pasadena man, and charged them with identity theft. They also held the Pasadena man on a parole violation. According to court records, all three persons had prior convictions for a variety of offenses, including identity theft, grand theft auto, receiving stolen property, drug offenses, sexual offenses and vehicular homicide.
Pasadena identity theft attorney
If you’re arrested for identity theft, your first move should be to hire an experienced identity theft attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in Los Angeles County courtrooms. He has defended thousands of Californians accused of crimes.
Identity theft usually isn’t a crime that happens in isolation, so investigators will often try to tie other felony charges together. Multiple felony convictions in California can put you at risk of life imprisonment, thanks to California’s Three Strikes Law. Being able to reduce or eliminate felony charges is crucial to a successful criminal defense.
Mr. Helfend is an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney who will work tirelessly to provide exceptional representation. He handles each case personally, so you will work directly with him to prepare your defense.
When you face identity theft charges, don’t wait to contact an attorney. 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 identity theft case.
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