A Thousand Oaks man who held a woman captive faces domestic violence charges in the incident. According to police, the man held the woman at gunpoint. She was able to escape, get the man’s gun and then shoot him before calling police.
The Thousand Oaks Police Department said its officers responded to a report of a shooting on September 29. According to officers, the suspect assaulted and also threatened to kill the woman. She was able to get his gun away from him and shot him in self-defense.
Prosecutors charged the man with six felony and misdemeanor counts each related to the incident. Some of the charges include domestic abuse, sexual battery and also firearms violations. The man remains jailed at the Ventura County Jail in lieu of a $1M bond. He will return to court on November 7 for his arraignment on the charges.
Thousand Oaks Domestic Violence Lawyer
Fortunately, most domestic violence incidents don’t end in gunfire. In fact, many couples don’t wish to pursue charges in a domestic abuse case. However, California law is very specific about the way that investigators must handle domestic abuse complaints.
To de-escalate an emotional situation, many times police must arrest one of the parties. While domestic abuse does occur and can have serious consequences, your best approach to defense is to hire an experienced domestic violence lawyer. Robert Helfend takes domestic violence cases in Ventura County and also throughout Southern California.
With nearly 35 years of experience, he does not judge his clients based on how they’ve been charged. He works to provide the best possible defense and obtain the best outcome under the circumstances.
A domestic assault conviction can have a serious impact on your life. Don’t take changes when you’re facing a felony conviction! 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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