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Van Nuys Violent Crime Defense

Posted on: January 16, 2010 at 12:04 a.m.

Violent crime defense requires a skilled attorney who understands the law, understands the courts and knows how to craft a great defense. A recent Van Nuys Carjacking will present some attorney with the opportunity to craft just such a defense. A Los Angeles man suspected of stealing two vehicles and trying to carjack two others in the San Fernando Valley was arrested today in Van Nuys after a resident identified him from security video shown on TV.

Tyreese Basey, 31, was arrested around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at a Van Nuys laundromat, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police believe a black Ford Explorer found in the laundry's parking lot had been carjacked Saturday, Eisenman said.

The alleged carjacking spree began around 5:15 a.m. Saturday when Basey unsuccessfully tried to steal a parked car in Van Nuys. Around 30 minutes later, Basey allegedly carjacked a vehicle that he later crashed. After crashing that vehicle, Basey allegedly got into an Encino home and demanded car keys from a couple in their 90s, who managed to push the suspect away and lock their door. Basey was also seen around 6:45 a.m. in the backyard of a nearby house, but that homeowner chased him away, Eisenman said.

Around 8:15 a.m., Basey allegedly stole the black, Eddie Bauer Ford Explorer.

"He was not just a criminal, but a desperate and reckless criminal,'' Capt. John Egan of the LAPD's West Valley Division said in a statement.

Basey was booked on suspicion of robbery and carjacking, among other charges. He was being held at Van Nuys jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

This violent crime also involved theft crimes, which are common and can carry heavy sentences depending on the nature of the theft crime. Theft crimes can include robbery, burglary, carjacking, shoplifting, armed robbery, credit card fraud, identity theft, vehicular theft, larceny, money laundering, and embezzlement. In the case of Basey, he faces a host of charges that include robbery, carjacking and possibly grand theft and vehicular theft. If convicted, Basey faces serious consequences that can adversely affect his life which can include community service, jail time, probation and more.

Theft crimes can range from petty theft to grand theft and research has shown that theft crimes are often signs of a deeper problem that can be psychological, emotional or the result of a drug addiction. In Basey’s case, police believe that his actions were so unusual that a personal crisis might have been what triggered the incident.

If you need qualified Los Angeles violent crime lawyer to keep charges off of your record, to keep it from affecting areas including employment, immigration status, and obtaining a professional license. The dedicated team at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP can help you if you have been accused of a theft crime.

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