A California woman was recently arrested and booked into a local detention facility for her suspected role in stealing a car. She is facing numerous charges, including auto theft and resisting arrest. At this time, it is unknown if she is still being held by authorities or if she has been released on bond.
Near the end of December, in Carlsbad, a 34-year-old woman allegedly led police on a lengthy pursuit in, what authorities believe was, a stolen vehicle. Police claim that they needed to use spike strips to stop the car, as the accused failed to stop at their request. Several agencies were involved in the pursuit and arrest of this individual.
According to a recent report, the accused drove the vehicle on I-5 southbound for approximately 46 miles. After the vehicle was disabled, she was arrested without further incident. Along with auto theft and resisting arrest charges, she is also charged with suspicion of felony evading and possession of stolen property.
The charges in this auto theft case can carry hefty penalties in California. The accused may benefit from the assistance of an experienced defense attorney as she works her way through the criminal court process, which can be difficult to navigate. There are various defense strategies that may help this individual achieve an outcome that is in her best interests. These include fighting the charges in the effort to seek a case dismissal or charge reduction, or working to obtain a plea agreement. While any path chosen may have its difficulties, the accused, alongside counsel, can choose and pursue a legal course that is right for her circumstances.
Source: cbs8.com, "Police arrest woman accused of stealing car", Dec. 27, 2015