Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man wanted in connection with a Sherman Oaks domestic violence murder. Ventura deputies arrested the man after finding him injured in the roadway.
According to officers, the man may have stabbed his wife to death in front of the couple’s 12-year-old son. After the assault, he fled the scene in Sherman Oaks. Rescue personnel transported the injured woman to the UCLA Medical Center, but she died from her injuries.
A deputy sergeant recognized the injured man as the suspect wanted by Los Angeles police, and then arrested him. Los Angeles officers booked the man into the Van Nuys Jail, where he is being held on a $2M bond. According to police, the man has a prior criminal history, but it does not include spousal abuse allegations or convictions.
Ventura Domestic Violence Attorney
Most cases of domestic assault fortunately don’t lead to murder, but police and prosecutors take domestic violence cases very seriously. When you’re facing charges related to a domestic assault, you need the assistance of an experienced domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience and takes domestic violence cases in Ventura County. Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. Instead, he works aggressively to defend his clients in court.
In California, prosecutors can treat domestic assault cases as misdemeanors or felonies, depending upon the case circumstances. Because domestic assault cases often involve minors and family members, many victims don’t want to press charges. In those circumstances, California law governs the withdrawal of a domestic violence complaint. You’ll need an experienced attorney to help you and your family manage a spousal assault allegation.
Don’t attempt to defend yourself and don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney. 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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