An Ojai man will spend 180 days in the Los Angeles County Jail for a domestic violence conviction. The man, 23, pleaded no contest to felony assault stemming from an altercation with his former girlfriend. In addition to his jail term, he will serve three years of probation and take a 52-week domestic violence education class. He must also make restitution and have no contact with the victim for 10 years.
The assault took place at the woman’s Westlake Village apartment in April. According to the victim, the assault left her with a concussion and a traumatic brain injury. In addition, the woman said she suffers from depression as a result of the attack.
The man is an amateur MMA fighter, and has a record of 3-1. He has been involved in the sport since 2015, but has not yet had a professional fight. Prior to MMA fighting, the man had been a recognized high school football player.
Ojai Domestic Violence Attorney
Prosecutors can bring domestic assault charges as either misdemeanors or felonies, based on circumstances of the case. When you face domestic assault charges, hire an experienced domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in courtroom criminal defense. He manages every case personally, so you will work directly with him on your defense. He does not judge his clients based on the charges they’re facing. Instead, he simply works hard to provide the best possible defense.
Even unproven allegations of domestic abuse can have a significant impact on your life. When you face domestic assault charges, the most effective defense strategy starts with a highly effective criminal defense 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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