A domestic violence complaint led to the arrest of an Oxnard man earlier this month. Oxnard police responded to a complaint at a local residence. The suspect had left the residence, but police located him nearby, sleeping in his car. The suspect had a gun in the car, which police removed without waking him up. Once they secured the weapon, they woke the man and arrested him.
A further search of the man’s vehicle produced narcotics. Police booked the man into the Ventura County Jail on a variety of charges, including domestic battery, weapons offenses and drug possession. He faces two felony charges of drug possession with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. Prosecutors also charged him with two special allegations of prior felony convictions. He also faces misdemeanor battery, vandalism, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
A judge assigned a bail of $60,000 and instructed the suspect to have no contact with the victim. He will return to court today for matters related to the case.
Oxnard Domestic Violence Lawyer
Domestic abuse complaints can lead to other more serious charges, as this case demonstrates. When you face domestic assault charges, hire an experienced domestic violence lawyer like Robert Helfend. He has more than 30 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense and takes cases in Ventura County.
His first priority is to get charges against you reduced or dropped. This is especially important if you already have a prior felony conviction. In California, repeated felony convictions can send you to prison for the rest of your life. This is true even when those felonies may not otherwise produce a life sentence.
Your lawyer must fight aggressively for you at every step of the judicial process. Some attorneys would rather plea than fight for their clients’ freedom. Don’t settle for an attorney who isn’t interested in defending you.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County domestic violence case.
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