Actress Heather Locklear will not face domestic violence following her arrest last month. Prosecutors had charged Locklear with four counts each of domestic assault and battery on a peace officer. She also faces one charge of resisting or obstructing a peace officer. With the domestic assault charges dropped, Locklear now must defend herself only against the battery and obstruction charges.
Police arrested Locklear at her Thousand Oaks home in February following an argument between her and her live-in companion. Police also searched Locklear’s home last week for a firearm, following threats she allegedly made during her arrest.
Locklear’s attorney requested a continuance in the arraignment, which the court had originally scheduled for March 13. Her new arraignment date on the outstanding charges is April 13.
Thousand Oaks Domestic Violence Attorney
When you face domestic assault charges in Thousand Oaks, your first move should be to hire an experienced domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of criminal courtroom defense experience that will work to your benefit.
Domestic assault cases can be difficult on partners and families. Often, emotions run high and a trivial fight may get out of control. Once the police arrive, a private situation may quickly become a public nightmare!
An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you through the court process and also put your personal life back together. Many couples and families don’t want to press criminal charges against each other. California law, however, makes specific requirements for withdrawing domestic abuse claims once a prosecutor files charges.
Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney, and don’t attempt to navigate a California courtroom by yourself. Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you and the best interests of your family.
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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