A Simi Valley man will spend 11 years in prison following his domestic violence conviction. According to prosecutors, police investigated a domestic disturbance at the man’s home in 2015.
When they arrived at the home, they found the victim surrounded by neighbors. The couple had argued earlier in the evening and the woman retreated to a bedroom. The man broke down the bedroom door and physically assaulted the woman. She sustained significant injuries that required surgery to repair. She attempted to call 911, but the suspect broke the phone. He then assaulted the woman’s 8-year-old son, injuring him. The suspect had a history of domestic violence in both California and Michigan.
A jury convicted the man of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse and a special allegation of gross bodily injury. The man is appealing his conviction.
Simi Valley Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic abuse cases can result in long prison sentences. When you face spousal assault charges, hire an experienced domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense. He takes domestic violence cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against him. Instead, he works to get the charges against them reduced or dropped. He watches vigilantly for evidentiary or investigative mistakes that can affect the outcome of a case.
In cases of repeat offenses, it’s very important to avoid felony convictions. California’s Three Strikes Law provides for additional penalties for repeat convictions. When a person receives a third conviction for a violent felony, the result will be lifetime incarceration. A skilled, experienced attorney can help you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system.
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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