A Fillmore man previously convicted ofdomestic violence faces new charges of weapons manufacturing. Police initially arrested the suspect in 2015 following an assault on his 17-year-old girlfriend at the Fillmore Library. In that incident, the woman suffered minor injuries. The man fled the area and attempted to commit suicide by overdosing on medications. Eventually, police arrested the man in Piru.
Following a conviction on that offense, he lost his rights to possess firearms. Police began investigating the man earlier this summer. They recently served a search warrant on his Fillmore residence. Inside, police found a handgun, two handgun kits, two AK-47 kits and ammunition. Prosecutors charged the man with four weapons-related felonies. He pleaded guilty to two charges. The court will dismiss the remaining two charges when he appears for sentencing in November. He remains jailed in lieu of a $250,000 bond.
Fillmore Domestic Violence Attorney
Domestic assault convictions can have lasting effects. In this case, the defendant lost his right to possess firearms. His latest arrest will likely result in prison time and future weapons restrictions. When you face domestic assault charges, hire an experienced domestic violence attorney like Robert Helfend. He takes domestic assault cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
His first priority will be to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible, he will work toward the best possible outcome for your case. California’s “three strikes” law makes avoiding felony convictions an absolute necessity. Conviction on a third, violent felony can result in a lifetime prison sentence. A second “strike” can result in longer prison sentences and increased fines.
Don’t attempt to represent yourself in court. Instead, rely on the experience of a capable, aggressive defense attorney who can best represent your interests.
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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