A Camarillo man will return to court for sentencing following a domestic violence conviction. The incident took place on New Year’s Eve in 2015. According to police, the man beat and choked his girlfriend to the point of unconsciousness. Neighbors heard the commotion and then notified the police.
Police responded to the scene and found the injured woman, bleeding and with a broken nose. The District Attorney charged the man with assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury. In addition, the man also faced a misdemeanor battery charge. Officers arrested the man at the scene, but a judge later released him on his own recognizance. The court dismissed the initial case against the man, but prosecutors refiled it in 2017.
Prior to sentencing, the courts will evaluate his eligibility for alternative disposition in Veterans’ Court. If he is ineligible for alternative consideration, he faces up to four years in state prison.
Camarillo domestic violence lawyer
When you face charges related to a domestic assault, hire an experienced domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 3 decades of practice experience in courtroom criminal defense. He is recognized among the top 3% of criminal defense attorneys in Ventura County.
Domestic abuse can have a lingering effect on you and your family. It has many causes and often, the best approach to justice may not involve the Department of Corrections. An aggressive, experienced lawyer can help you resolve domestic abuse charges, and begin the process of rebuilding relationships and families. Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney, and don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do.
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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