Police in Oxnard arrested a domestic violence suspect after finding him hiding in a dryer. Ivan Lopez, 30, of Oxnard, was wanted on a felony domestic abuse warrant. Police received a tip that Lopez may be at a local residence.
When authorities arrived, the sought and received permission to search the premises. During the search, they encountered a locked laundry room in the home. Believing that Lopez was in the locked room, they asked him to come outside, but he did not. Officers made entry into the room and discovered Lopez hiding in a clothes dryer.
He was arrested on the outstanding warrant, and was also charged with delaying a peace officer.
Oxnard Domestic Violence Attorney
If you have an outstanding warrant in a domestic abuse case, your first step should be to hire an experienced, aggressive domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend manages each case personally, and does not pass defense cases to less experienced associates.
Mr. Helfend provides a well-researched, aggressive criminal defense. He has more than 30 years of experience exclusively in criminal defense, and takes cases in Ventura County, and throughout Southern California. He has established a reputation among judges and prosecutors as being an aggressive criminal defense attorney who always fights for his clients’ rights.
Every domestic abuse case is different. In some cases, the victim has been pressured to file charges and does not really want to move forward with a criminal matter. Without an experienced attorney, a domestic abuse complainant can run afoul of California law if he or she attempts to withdraw the charges.
Don’t risk your freedom on inexperience. 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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