A Simi Valley officer discharged his weapon while responding to a domestic violence call. According to police, they received a report of a man attempting to break into a home there. A domestic violence restraining order prevented the man from contacting the resident.
The woman told police dispatchers that the man was attempting to break into the home through a window. When officers arrived on the scene, they saw the suspect through a sliding glass door. He was armed with a box cutter and was threatening the woman and her young child.
An office discharged his weapon into the sliding glass door, breaking it open. The police then made entry into the home. The suspect briefly barricaded himself in a bedroom with the two victims. Shortly thereafter, the suspect released the woman and her child and surrendered to police. No one was injured.
Police arrested the suspect and booked him into the Ventura County Jail. He will return to court on August 14 for a prior domestic assault arrest. He also faces six felony charges related to the most recent arrest. The suspect remains jailed on a $105,000 bail.
Simi Valley Domestic Violence Lawyer
When you face charges related to a domestic assault, hire an experienced domestic violence lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Domestic abuse cases are among the most complex in the criminal justice system. Police and prosecutors may have little choice but to go forward with arrests and prosecutions in domestic abuse cases. When the victim wants to prosecute, this is the right result. In many cases however, the victim does not want to prosecute and that complicates a domestic abuse case.
Your best defense is to work with an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney. Having an attorney by your side can help you achieve a positive result for you and 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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